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COMPETENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does competence mean? 

COMPETENCE (noun)
  The noun COMPETENCE has 1 sense:

1. the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually

  Familiarity information: COMPETENCE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMPETENCE (noun)


Sense 1competence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

competence; competency

Hypernyms ("competence" is a kind of...):

ability (the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "competence"):

fitness (the quality of being qualified)

proficiency (the quality of having great facility and competence)

Antonym:

incompetence (lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications)


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