What does competent mean?

Definitions for competentˈkɒm pɪ tənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word competent.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. competent(adj)

    properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient

    "a competent typist"

  2. competent(adj)

    adequate for the purpose

    "a competent performance"

  3. competent(adj)

    legally qualified or sufficient

    "a competent court"; "competent testimony"

Wiktionary

  1. competent(Adjective)

    Having sufficient skill, knowledge, ability, or qualifications.

    He is a competent skier and an expert snowboarder.

  2. competent(Adjective)

    Having jurisdiction or authority over a particular issue or question.

  3. competent(Adjective)

    Adequate for the purpose

Webster Dictionary

  1. Competent(adj)

    answering to all requirements; adequate; sufficient; suitable; capable; legally qualified; fit

  2. Competent(adj)

    rightfully or properly belonging; incident; -- followed by to

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Competent

    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. competĕrecom, with, petĕre, to seek, to strive after.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'competent' in Adjectives Frequency: #896

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of competent in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of competent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Karen Fawcett:

    Peter is a very competent chief executive and he is running the bank.

  2. Tom Donohue:

    People want Congress and the Senate to govern, they want them to be competent.

  3. Tony Abbott:

    He is a very tough and competent political operator, he's also a very decent human being.

  4. Lee Simonson:

    Any event, once it has occurred, can be made to appear inevitable by a competent historian.

  5. Robert Anson Heinlein:

    A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.

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