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incompetence

noun in·com·pe·tence \(ˌ)in-ˈkäm-pə-tən(t)s\

: lack of the ability to do something well : the quality or state of not being competent

Full Definition of INCOMPETENCE

:  the state or fact of being incompetent

Examples of INCOMPETENCE

  1. Because of his incompetence, we won't make our deadline.
  2. She was fired for gross incompetence.

First Known Use of INCOMPETENCE

1663

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INCOMPETENCE Defined for Kids

incompetence

noun in·com·pe·tence \in-ˈkäm-pə-təns\

Definition of INCOMPETENCE for Kids

:  the inability to do a good job <… they were frustrated by their … own incompetence. — Jack London, The Call of the Wild>
Medical Dictionary

incompetence

noun in·com·pe·tence \(ˈ)in-ˈkäm-pət-ən(t)s\

Medical Definition of INCOMPETENCE

1
:  lack of legal qualification
2
:  inability of an organ or part to perform its function adequately <incompetence of an aortic valve>

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