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Competence

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A sufficiency of means for the necessities and conveniences of life . . . . Proper, pertinent, adequate, requisite ability or qualities . . . . Having the capacity to function or develop in a particular way . . . . Qualified


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Competence n [1632] 1: a sufficiency of means for the necessities and conveniences of life [provided his family with a comfortable __ -Rex Ingamels] 2: the quality or state of being competent: as a: the properties of an embryonic field that enable it to respond in a characteristic manner to an organizer b: readiness of bacteria to undergo genetic transformation 3: the knowledge that enables a person to speak and understand a language -compare Performance

Competent adj [ME suitable, fr MF & L; MF, fr. L competent; competens, fr. prp. of competere] [15c] 1: proper or rightly pertinent 2: having requisite or adequate ability or qualities: fit [a __ teacher] [a __ piece of work] 3: legally qualified or adequate [a __ witness] 4: having the capacity to function or develop in a particular way: specif: having the capacity to respond [as by producing an antibody] to an antigemic determinant [immunologically __ cells] -syn. see Sufficient

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]




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