[ in-kom-pi-tuh ns or in-kom-pi-tuh n-see ]
/ ɪnˈkɒm pɪ təns or ɪnˈkɒm pɪ tən si /
the quality or condition of being incompetent; lack of ability.
Law. the condition of lacking power to act with legal effectiveness.
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Example sentences from the Web for incompetencies
He gazed—not without a vague shame—into a perspective of incompetencies.From One Generation to Another|Henry Seton Merriman
By all these methods it stimulates his mind, hardens his nature, and supplies his incompetencies.
Medical definitions for incompetencies
[ ĭn-kŏm′pĭ-təns ]
The quality of being incompetent or incapable of performing a function, as the failure of the cardiac valves to close properly.
The condition of being not legally qualified, as to stand trial.
The inability to distinguish right from wrong or to manage one's affairs.
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