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English definition of “competence”

competence

noun [C or U]     /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 incompetenceSkill, talent and ability
(Definition of competence noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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