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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quality or state of being incompetent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Inability to perform; lack of competence; ineptitude.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being incompetent; lack of physical, intellectual, or moral ability; lack of qualifications or training (for a particular task); insufficiency; inadequacy.
  • n. Lack of competency or legal fitness; incapacity; disqualification, as of a person to be heard as a witness, or to act as a juror, or of a judge to try a cause.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as incompetency.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications
  • n. inability of a part or organ to function properly

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