- The definition of competency is your level of skill or knowledge in some subject or field.
An example of competency is when you are very proficient in typing.
competency definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. com·pe·ten·cies
Variant of competence
- sufficient means for one's needs
- condition or quality of being competent; ability; fitness; specif., legal capability, power, or jurisdiction
Origin: French compétence ; from Classical Latin competentia, a meeting, agreement ; from competens, present participle of competere: see compete