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01/12/2013

competence

Filed under: Psychology,Terminology — anlactunay @ 6:30 AM

competence
n.
1.
a. The ability to do something well or efficiently.
b. A range of skill or ability: a task beyond his competence.
c. A specific ability or skill: a surprising competence in dealing with animals.
2. Law The quality or condition of being legally qualified or fit to perform an act.
3. Microbiology The ability of bacteria to be genetically transformable.
4. Medicine The ability to respond immunologically to bacteria, viruses, or other antigenic agents.
5. Linguistics The knowledge that enables one to speak and understand a language.
6. Sufficient means for a comfortable existence.
http://ahdictionary.com/word/search.html?q=competence
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[noncount] : the ability to do something well : the quality or state of being competent
? He trusts in the competence of his doctor. ? Students must demonstrate competence in all subjects. [=must show that they have learned all subjects]
http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/competence
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