Competency Definition

kŏmpĭ-tən-sē
competencies
noun
competencies
Competence.
American Heritage
A skill or ability.
American Heritage
1915, W.S. Maugham, "Of Human Bondage", chapter 116.
He had heard people speak contemptuously of money: he wondered if they had ever tried to do without it. He knew that the lack made a man petty, mean, grasping; it distorted his character and caused him to view the world from a vulgar angle; when you had to consider every penny, money became of grotesque importance: you needed a competency to rate it at its proper value.
Wiktionary
(law) Meeting specified qualifications to perform.
Wiktionary
Antonyms:
incompetence

Other Word Forms of Competency

Noun

Singular:
competency
Plural:
competencies

Origin of Competency

  • From French compétence.

    From Wiktionary

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