Definitions for "Competence"
The state of being competent; fitness; ability; adequacy; power.
Property or means sufficient for the necessaries and conveniences of life; sufficiency without excess.
the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually, especially possession of the skill and knowledge required (for a task).
When learners acquire a L2, they internalize rules which are then organized into a system. This constitutes their 'competence'. The actual use of this system to comprehend and produce utterances is referred to as "performance'. Researchers (and linguists) disagree about the exact nature of 'competence'. Some (e.g. Chomsky) view competence as entirely linguistic, while others (e.g. Hymes) view it as communicative (i.e. 'communicative competence' consists of both knowledge of linguistic rules and knowledge of how these rules are used to communicate meanings).
Speaker's knowledge of language rules and structures that allow her to interpret and generate utterances. We have competence in Modern English. Our knowledge is different from the competence of that of a speaker of another language; we have different rules.
Legal capacity or qualifications; fitness; as, the competency of a witness or of a evidence.
Right or authority; legal power or capacity to take cognizance of a cause; as, the competence of a judge or court.
The capacity to function effectively. Also a legal term (i.e. competency to stand trial or competency to make decisions in one's own best interest). An individual must be judged incompetent in a court of law or found dangerous to self or others before the person's civil rights may be restricted.
Competence will be an expandable information retrieval system. Like the non-free Glimpse/WebGlimpse Competence will index various kinds of documents stored locally or on the web and provide an easy-to-use interface for search and retrieval.
Community competence is the power conferred on the Community in specific areas. There are three types of powers: explicit powers, which are clearly defined in the Treaties; implicit powers, where the European Community has explicit powers in a particular area, such as transport, it also has powers in the same field with regard to external relations, such as the negotiation of international transport agreements; and subsidiary powers, where the Community has no explicit or implicit powers to achieve a Treaty objective concerning the single market, the Council, acting unanimously, can take measures it considers necessary.
A measure of the largest particle a stream is able to transport, not the total volume. (Compare Capacity.)
The maximum size of particles that a given stream, glacier, or wind can move at a given velocity.
a measure of the maximum size of the particles a stream can carry
Entity A sphere of functional responsibility entrusted to an office.
Keywords:  audit, reliable, valid, evidence
Competent audit evidence is valid and reliable.
A competent patient is one who understands his or her medical condition, what the likely future course of the disease is, the risks and benefits associated with the treatment of the condition; and who can communicate their wishes.
Keywords:  fit, capable
being fit or capable.
the quality of being competent. A person is competent when there is proof of them working, over a period of time, to the required standard.
Keywords:  little, man
a little more than a man has
The authority of a court to determine a particular type of case or procedure.
Keywords:  unit, see
See unit of competence.