What does competency mean?

Definitions for competencyˈkɒm pɪ tən si

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. competence, competency(noun)

    the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually


  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.]


  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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of competency in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of competency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Blackledge:

    TV is not their core competency.

  2. Jason Cone:

    Our core competency is not squarely at the center of the agenda.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The tendency to do slavery is rewarded through increments and promotion in an organisation and not competency.

  4. Brenda Daly:

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

  5. Philip Okafor:

    Our underlying hypothesis is that hospitals and providers that treat more minority patients have higher levels of cultural competency.

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