Definitions for competentˈkɒm pɪ tənt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word competent
properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient
"a competent typist"
adequate for the purpose
"a competent performance"
legally qualified or sufficient
"a competent court"; "competent testimony"
Having sufficient skill, knowledge, ability, or qualifications.
He is a competent skier and an expert snowboarder.
Having jurisdiction or authority over a particular issue or question.
Adequate for the purpose
answering to all requirements; adequate; sufficient; suitable; capable; legally qualified; fit
rightfully or properly belonging; incident; -- followed by to
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kom′pe-tent, adj. suitable: sufficient: fit: belonging: legally qualified: legitimate.—ns. Com′petence, Com′petency, fitness: capacity: sufficiency: competent circumstances: legal power or capacity.—adv. Com′petently. [Fr.,—L. competĕre—com, with, petĕre, to seek, to strive after.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'competent' in Adjectives Frequency: #896
The numerical value of competent in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of competent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Peter is a very competent chief executive and he is running the bank.
People want Congress and the Senate to govern, they want them to be competent.
He is a very tough and competent political operator, he's also a very decent human being.
Any event, once it has occurred, can be made to appear inevitable by a competent historian.
A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
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