competence

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

com·pe·tence

noun \ˈkäm-pət-ən(t)s\

Definition of COMPETENCE

: the quality or state of being functionally adequate <drugs that improve the competence of a failing heart>: as a : the properties of an embryonic field that enable it to respond in a characteristic manner to an organizer b : readiness of bacteria to undergo genetic transformation

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