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competent

EN[ˈkɒmpətənt]
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    Definition of competent in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveCOMmore competentSUPmost competentPREcom-SUF-ent
    1. Having sufficient skill, knowledge, ability, or qualifications.
      1. He is a competent skier and an expert snowboarder.
    2. (law) Having jurisdiction or authority over a particular issue or question.
      1. For any disagreements arising from this contract, the competent court shall be the Springfield Circuit Court.
      2. judicial authority having competent jurisdiction
    3. Adequate for the purpose.
    4. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • A business suit and briefcase help her to come across as the competent professional she is.
        • The resultant amplificons (about 1.4 kb) were then ligated upstream to the pSB1C3 vector containing an RFP reporter and transformed to competent cells carrying HrpRS AND gate modules in pSB4A5.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
      Related Links:
      1. en competently
      2. en competentness
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