What does competency mean?

Definitions for competency
ˈkɒm pɪ tən sicom·pe·ten·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. competence, competencynoun

    the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually

GCIDE

  1. Competencynoun

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. competencynoun

    A sufficient supply (of).

    Etymology: From competentia.

  2. competencynoun

    A sustainable income

    Etymology: From competentia.

  3. competencynoun

    The ability to perform some task; competence.

    Etymology: From competentia.

  4. competencynoun

    Meeting specified qualifications to perform.

    Etymology: From competentia.

  5. competencynoun

    implicit knowledge of a language's structure.

    Etymology: From competentia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Competencynoun

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

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

  2. Competencynoun

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

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

  3. Competencynoun

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

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

  4. Competencynoun

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

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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of competency in a Sentence

  1. Pete Stavros:

    The core competency of this business is really around engineering quality and manufacturing-related services. It's selling to the companies selling to the healthcare market, kind of as a B2B play.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Academic literacy & meritocracy are tertiary; competency & work efficacy are secondary; primary traits required usually are sycophancy & skulduggery/hypocrisy for an employee to rise through the ranks in the private sector corporate hierarchy.

  3. Jim Marcus:

    He remains severely mentally ill at this point, and so I think it would be unlikely that he could satisfy the standard for competency for a new trial, in order to be sentenced to death, there would have to be a new sentencing proceeding a new sentencing trial, and I'm not sure that he would satisfy the standard to be competent for trial.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A person who does not make good amount of money and enjoy luxury in spite of making own name reach across the world to get it published at various blogs & books, is only made mockery by the people and then any tom, dick & harry try to teach or preach him as what he lacks in his competency to be a legendary.

  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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