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noun     competence pronunciation in American English
/ˈkɑmpɪtəns/
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singularcompetence
pluralcompetences
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the ability to do something in a satisfactory or effective way

    He demonstrated thorough competence in dealing with the issues.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] formal a person’s range of skills or knowledge
  2. 2
    [uncountable] legal the fact of being allowed to have your case judged by a court
    1. a.
      the fact of being allowed to be a witness in a court case
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