or core competence
- a skill needed in order to be successful at a job or other activity: Several core competencies have been identified as critical to the success of every student.
- a particular area of knowledge or expertise that gives a business a competitive advantage: The automaker's core competency is sports cars.
Origin of core competency
First recorded in 1990–95
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