from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Competence.
  • noun A skill or ability.

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  • noun obsolete A sufficient supply (of).
  • noun obsolete A sustainable income
  • noun The ability to perform some task; competence.
  • noun law Meeting specified qualifications to perform.
  • noun linguistics implicit knowledge of a language’s structure.

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  • noun the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually


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From Latin competentia.


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