Definitions for competencyˈkɒm pɪ tən si

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. competence, competency(noun)

    the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually

GCIDE

  1. Competency(n.)

    the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually, especially possession of the skill and knowledge required (for a task).

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. comptence, from L. competentia agreement.]

Wiktionary

  1. competency(Noun)

    A sufficient supply (of).

  2. competency(Noun)

    A sustainable income

  3. competency(Noun)

    The ability to perform some task; competence.

  4. competency(Noun)

    Meeting specified qualifications to perform.

  5. competency(Noun)

    implicit knowledge of a languageu2019s structure.

  6. Origin: From competentia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Competency(noun)

    the state of being competent; fitness; ability; adequacy; power

  2. Competency(noun)

    property or means sufficient for the necessaries and conveniences of life; sufficiency without excess

  3. Competency(noun)

    legal capacity or qualifications; fitness; as, the competency of a witness or of a evidence

  4. Competency(noun)

    right or authority; legal power or capacity to take cognizance of a cause; as, the competence of a judge or court

  5. Origin: [Cf. F. comptence, from L. competentia agreement.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Blackledge:

    TV is not their core competency.

  2. Brenda Daly:

    He acted out, he insulted everyone he could possibly insult in the courtroom. It raised doubts about his competency.

  3. Jason Chaffetz:

    Protecting this information should be a core competency of OPM, today's announcement seems aimed only at solving a perception problem rather than tackling the reforms needed to fix a broken security clearance process.

  4. Herodotus:

    The man of affluence is not in fact more happy than the possessor of a bare competency, unless, in addition to his wealth, the end of his life be fortunate. We often see misery dwelling in the midst of splendour, whilst real happiness is found in humbler stations.

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