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incompetence

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

Simple Definition of incompetence

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of incompetence

  1. :  the state or fact of being incompetent

Examples of incompetence in a sentence

  1. Because of his incompetence, we won't make our deadline.

  2. She was fired for gross incompetence.



1663

First Known Use of incompetence

1663


INCOMPETENCE Defined for Kids

incompetence

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

Definition of incompetence for Students

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




Medical Dictionary

incompetence

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

Medical Definition of incompetence

  1. 1:  lack of legal qualification

  2. 2:  inability of an organ or part to perform its function adequately <incompetence of an aortic valve>




Law Dictionary

incompetence

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

Legal Definition of incompetence

  1. :  the state or fact of being incompetent — compare competency





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