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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually.

Usage examples (37)
  • Reason's whole pleasure, all the joys of sense, Lie in three words,-health, peace, and competence.
  • However, this technological competence is important.
  • Looks like competence is oozing all over the place with your team.
  • Its basis lies in competence and what I choose to call perspective. for more
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