What does competent mean?

Definitions for competent
ˈkɒm pɪ təntcom·pe·tent

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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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. competent

    Having the accurate and specific ability, experience, knowledge and skills for the role and responsibility.

    She and her husband were so competent at their respective employment.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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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

Examples of competent in a Sentence

  1. Yohanan Plesner:

    I think youre observing Israels most seasoned and competent politician who knows exactly how to fire up his base and is now using all his tools at his disposal in order to ensure victory.

  2. Paulo Pinheiro:

    We can best aid the pursuit of justice at this time through targeted disclosure. We will share names and information about specific alleged perpetrators with state prosecution authorities that are preparing cases to be heard before a competent and impartial judiciary.

  3. An EU spokesman:

    The (European) Commission is in touch with the German competent authorities on this particular case.

  4. Elisa Neira:

    We want our residents to be educated, to have access to competent immigration attorneys and nonprofit agencies, to have their documents and records in a safe place and not to fear seeking assistance from local police, schools and other agencies, when needed.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Music is an extraordinary locksmith; it is so competent that it can open our soul's door even with closed eyes!

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