competency

noun com·pe·ten·cy \ ˈkäm-pə-tən(t)-sē \
Updated on: 12 Apr 2018
plural competencies
: competence
  • raised the issue of the defendant's competency to stand trial

Examples of competency in a Sentence

  1. Critics have questioned the director's competency.

  2. she's proved that she has the competency to run a major company

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Origin and Etymology of competency


COMPETENCY Defined for English Language Learners

competency

  • : an ability or skill


Medical Dictionary

competency

noun com·pe·ten·cy \ -ən-sē \
plural competencies

Law Dictionary

competency

noun com·pe·ten·cy \ ˈkäm-pə-tən-sē \
1 : the quality or state of being mentally competent — compare capacity, incompetence, insanity
2 : the quality or state of being legally qualified or adequate
  • the competency, quantum and legal effect of evidence
  • State v. Scoggin, 72 S.E.2d 54 (1952)


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