com·pe·ten·cy /-ənsɪ/ 名詞
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.
n : the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically
and intellectually [syn: competence] [ant: incompetence]