competency

[ kom-pi-tuh n-see ]
/ ˈkɒm pɪ tən si /

noun, plural com·pe·ten·cies.


Nearby words

  1. compensatory polycythemia,
  2. comper,
  3. compere,
  4. compete,
  5. competence,
  6. competent,
  7. competently,
  8. competing,
  9. competition,
  10. competitive

Origin of competency

1585–95; (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin competentia suitability, competence (Latin: proportion). See competent, -cy

Related formsnon·com·pe·ten·cy, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for competency

competency

/ (ˈkɒmpɪtənsɪ) /

noun plural -cies

law capacity to testify in a court of law; eligibility to be sworn
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Word Origin and History for competency

competency

n.

1590s, "rivalry;" c.1600, "sufficiency to satisfy the wants of life," from Latin competentia "meeting together, agreement, symmetry," from competens, present participle of competere (see compete). Meaning "sufficiency of qualification" is recorded from 1797.

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