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Meaning of “competence” in the English Dictionary

"competence" in British English

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competencenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈkɒm.pɪ.təns/  us   /ˈkɑːm-/ (also competency)
(Definition of competence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"competence" in Business English

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competencenoun

uk   us   /ˈkɒmpɪtəns/
[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 ​softwarepackages. We need ​objectivestandards to ​assess the competency of our ​workforce.
[C or U] (also competency) HR an important ​skill that is needed to do a ​job: The ​writerstresses the need for wide-ranging competencies in ​addition to ​specificknowledge.
[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 ​standtrial. At ​present, ​nationalauthorities 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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