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See also: compétence
- (uncountable) The quality or state of being competent, i.e. able or suitable for a general role.
- 2005, Lies Sercu and Ewa Bandura, Foreign Language Teachers and Intercultural Competence: An International Investigation:
- Teachers are now required to teach intercultural communicative competence.
- (countable) The quality or state of being able or suitable for a particular task; the quality or state of being competent for a particular task.
- (linguistics) The system of linguistic knowledge possessed by native speakers of a language, as opposed to its actual use in concrete situations (performance), cf. w:linguistic competence.
- (dated) A sustainable income.
- Alexander Pope
- Reason's whole pleasure, all the joys of sense, / Lie in three words — health, peace, and competence.
- 1811, Jane Austen, chapter 17, in Sense and Sensibility:
- “money can only give happiness where there is nothing else to give it. Beyond a competence, it can afford no real satisfaction, as far as mere self is concerned.”
- Alexander Pope
- (countable) In law, the legal authority to deal with a matter.
- That question is out with the competence of this court and must be taken to a higher court.
the quality or state of being competent for a general role.
the quality or state of being competent for a particular task.
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