competence competence  /ˈkɑm pə tɪns/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually

Usage(s):

  1. These questions frame the guiding principles of cultural competence efforts.
  2. Why competence alone stands out as a predictive factor is not known.
  3. Language Arts Standard 2- Demonstrates competence in the stylistic and rhetorical aspects of writing.

News

  1. Competence questioned in sexual assault case

    VICTORVILLE • The case against an Apple Valley man accused of sexual assault has been suspended as officials seek to determine his mental competency, according to court records. Doubt into Elijah Miller’s mental competence was declared by the...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Desert Dispatch

  2. Suspect's mental competence questioned in sexual assault case

    VICTORVILLE The case against an Apple Valley man accused of sexual assault has been suspended as officials seek to determine his mental competency, according to court records. Doubt into Elijah Miller's mental competence was declared by the court in Victorville on Tuesday while Miller...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Victorville Daily Press

  3. The Competence Myth

    Bill Leff visits with L. Eric Culverson, author of The Competence Myth: Why your technical skills are no longer enough and what you can do about it! …
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WGN Radio Chicago

Quotes

  1. "I think I probably got the biggest grin on my face I've had in quite some time at that point," Dolan said. "It takes courage to play where the lights shine the brightest. It takes leadership and character and competence to step up and say...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: James Dolan Source: AZ Central.com

  2. The Taiwan fiasco, which was only discovered in March, was merely a "symptom of a degradation of the authority, standards of excellence and technical competence" of the country's intercontinental ballistic missile inventory, Gates said during a...
    on Jun 6, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: GovExec.com

  3. Mr Brown told the BBC that "over the summer months we have had to deal with crises - with foot-and-mouth, terrorism, floods, financial crises. And yes, we could have had an election based on competence. But what I want to do is show people the...
    on Oct 7, 2007 By: Gordon Brown Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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