Competence meaning

kŏm'pĭ-təns
The knowledge that enables one to speak and understand a language.
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The definition of competence is your skill or ability in a specific field or subject, or being able to do something well or to being sane enough to stand trial in court.

An example of competence is when a pianist has the ability to play the piano well.

An example of competence is when people are tested to determine whether they have sufficient skills to perform a specific job.

An example of competence is when a defendant is examined by a psychiatrist to determine if he understands how to assist in his own defense.

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The ability to respond immunologically to an antigen, as in an immune cell responding to a virus.
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The ability of bacteria to be genetically transformable.
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The quality or condition of being legally qualified or fit to perform an act.
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The ability to respond immunologically to bacteria, viruses, or other antigenic agents.
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Condition or quality of being competent; ability; fitness; specif., legal capability, power, or jurisdiction.
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The ability of bacteria to be undergo genetic transformation .
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The ability to function normally because of structural integrity, as in a heart valve.
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Sufficient means for a comfortable existence.
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The ability of bacteria to be genetically transformable.
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The ability to respond immunologically to bacteria, viruses, or other antigenic agents.
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(uncountable) The quality or state of being competent, i.e. able or suitable for a general role.
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(countable) The quality or state of being able or suitable for a particular task; the quality or state of being competent for a particular task.
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(countable) In law, the legal authority to deal with a matter.

That question is out with the competence of this court and must be taken to a higher court.

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Sufficient means for one's needs.
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Origin of competence

  • From French compétence.
    From Wiktionary