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competence

com·pe·tence

competence

 
pronunciation:
kam p thns
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the state of being capable, qualified, or sufficient.
synonyms:
ability, capability, capacity, proficiency, qualification, skill, sufficiency
antonyms:
inadequacy, incompetence
similar words:
adequacy, efficacy, expertise, facility, faculty, fitness, might, power, readiness, stuff
definition 2: sufficient means, such as money or property, to make a living.
synonyms:
livelihood, means, wherewithal
similar words:
affluence, fortune, funds, goods, income, money, property, resources, sufficiency, support, wealth
definition 3: in law, the state or quality of being legally qualified, capable, or of sound mind.
judge one's competence to testify
synonyms:
capacity, soundness
antonyms:
incompetence, unfitness
similar words:
capability, power, qualification, reasonableness, sanity, sensibleness
derivation: competency (n.)