Definition of 'competence'
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It is one that has to convince voters of its competence and ability to deliver. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Its second task is to exercise its competence in areas which are not specifically forbidden by law. The Government and Politics of France (1989) Technical or retail competence can be brought in to shore up a new head of online. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Have we left the age of excellence and moved on to the age of high competence? Times, Sunday Times (2011)The second thing is that your party needs a lead on economic competence. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are the victims of a failure in both competence and integrity by their own political class. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But the economic competence problem remained unresolved. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Coaching often produces high competence, but real brilliance tends to depend on intuitive learning. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The two episodes raise questions about both his integrity and his competence, according to critics. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The Tories have gained ground on economic competence. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The focus was on economic competence and middle-class tax cuts. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The code will cover both technical competence and behaviour in the workplace, including treating patients with dignity. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I want them to be men and women of competence and integrity. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Can there be any clearer measure of the present administration's grasp of the concepts of competence and integrity in office? Times, Sunday Times (2009)The third area of competence I look for is wisdom and discernment. Christianity Today (2000)Three things: technical competence (can they actually do the job? Times, Sunday Times (2010)It will assure... competence in the area you're most concerned with. A Plague of Angels (1993)PUBLIC servants seeking management consultants to improve and transform our public services typically base their choice of consultancy on an assessment of capability and technical competence. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Otherwise it will lack competence, ability, and strength in the areas in which it needs them the most. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)This would suggest that competence in technical skills, while an important ingredient of the bureaucratic role, is not essential to it. Politics, Planning and the State (1990)Of course apes do not have the full language competence of humans, she notes, but it is absurd to think they would. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)A competence in foreign languages is, therefore, helpful but hardly vital. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'competence'
British English: competence NOUN
Competence is the ability to do something well or effectively.
Many people have testified to his competence.
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