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English definition of “competence”

competence

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈkɒm.pɪ.təns/ us    /ˈkɑːm-/ (also competency)
C1 the ability to do something well: Her competence as a teacher is unquestionable. He reached a reasonable level of competence in his English.
Opposite
Skill, talent and ability
(Definition of competence from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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