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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 com·pe·ten·cy /-pətən(t)si/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 com·pe·ten·cy /-ənsɪ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·pe·tence Com·pe·ten·cy, n.
 1. The state of being competent; fitness; ability; adequacy; power.
    The loan demonstrates, in regard to instrumental resources, the competency of this kingdom to the assertion of the common cause.   --Burke.
    To make them act zealously is not in the competence of law.   --Burke.
 2. Property or means sufficient for the necessaries and conveniences of life; sufficiency without excess.
 Reason's whole pleasure, all the joys of sense,
 Lie in three words -- health, peace, and competence.   --Pope.
    Superfluity comes sooner by white hairs, but competency lives longer.   --Shak.
 3. Law (a) Legal capacity or qualifications; fitness; as, the competency of a witness or of a evidence. (b) Right or authority; legal power or capacity to take cognizance of a cause; as, the competence of a judge or court.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically
          and intellectually [syn: competence] [ant: incompetence]