Focus on the pronunciation of competence
English definition of “competence”
› [C or U] (also competency) the ability to do something well: Students can prove their competence by performing well in the exam. The ideal candidate will have both a design sensibility and competence in the relevant software packages. We need objective standards to assess the competency of our workforce.
› [C or U] (also competency) HR an important skill that is needed to do a job: The writer stresses the need for wide-ranging competencies in addition to specific knowledge. → See also core competence
› [U] LAW the power of a person, business, court, or government to deal with something or take legal decisions: sb's competence to do sth There are concerns about his competence to stand trial. At present, national authorities have competence in these cases.