HyperDic: competent

English > 3 senses of the word competent:
ADJECTIVEallcompetentproperly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient
allcompetentadequate for the purpose
allcompetentlegally qualified or sufficient
competent > pronunciation
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English > competent: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningproperly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient.
Example"a competent typist"
Narrowerable, capableHave the skills and qualifications to do things well
effective, efficientable to accomplish a purpose
workmanlikeworthy of a good workman
See alsocapable(usually followed by 'of') having capacity or ability
efficienteffective without wasting time or effort or expense
qualifiedmeeting the proper standards and requirements and training for an office or position or task
skilledHaving or showing or requiring special skill
Oppositeincompetentnot qualified or suited for a purpose
Spanishapropiado, competente
Catalancompetent
Nounscompetence, competencythe quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually
Adverbscompetentlywith competence
English > competent: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningAdequate for the purpose.
Example"a competent performance"
Broaderadequate, equalHaving the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
Catalancompetent
Nounscompetencythe quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually
English > competent: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningLegally qualified or sufficient.
Examples
  • "a competent court"
  • "competent testimony"
Oppositeincompetent, unqualifiedLegally not qualified or sufficient
Spanishcompetente
Catalancompetent

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