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noun competence pronunciation in British English /ˈkɒmpɪtəns/
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singularcompetence
pluralcompetences
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the ability to do something in a satisfactory or effective way
    He demonstrated thorough competence in dealing with the issues.
    1. b.
      [countable] a skill needed for doing a particular job or carrying out a particular task
      The research looks at ways of improving student communicative competences through teaching in English.

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