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

 com·pe·tent /ˈkɑmpətənt/

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

 com·pe·tent /ˈkɑmpətənt/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·pe·tent a.
 1. Answering to all requirements; adequate; sufficient; suitable; capable; legally qualified; fit. “A competent knowledge of the world.” --Atterbury. Competent age.” --Grafton. Competent statesmen.” --Palfrey. /“A competent witness.” --Bouvier.
 2. Rightfully or properly belonging; incident; -- followed by to. [Rare, except in legal usage.]
    That is the privilege of the infinite Author of things, . . . but is not competent to any finite being.   --Locke.
 Syn: -- See Qualified.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient;
             "a competent typist" [ant: incompetent]
      2: adequate for the purpose; "a competent performance"