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"competence" in British English

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(Definition of competence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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competencenoun

uk   /ˈkɒmpɪtəns/ us  
[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.
[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.
(Definition of competence from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “competence”
in Arabic كَفاءة…
in Korean 능력…
in Portuguese competência…
in Catalan competència…
in Japanese 能力…
in Chinese (Simplified) 能力, 才干, 水平…
in Chinese (Traditional) 能力, 才幹, 水準…
in Italian competenza…
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“competence” in Business English

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