Adjective "Competent" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Competent


    Definition:

    1. having suitable or sufficient skill, knowledge, experience, etc., for some purpose; properly qualified: He is perfectly competent to manage the bank branch.

    2. adequate but not exceptional.

    3. Law. (of a witness, a party to a contract, etc.) having legal competence, as by meeting certain minimum requirements of age, soundness of mind, or the like.

    4. Geology. (of a bed or stratum) able to undergo folding without flowage or change in thickness.

    Examples:

    "media can be competent in things."

    "people can be competent at things."

    "husbands can be competent at things."

    "courts can be competent in situations."

    "tutors can be competent on models."

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