in·com·pe·tence /(ˈ)ɪnˈkɑmpətən(t)s/ 名詞
In·com·pe·tence In·com·pe·tency n.
1. The quality or state of being incompetent; lack of physical, intellectual, or moral ability; lack of qualifications or training (for a particular task); insufficiency; inadequacy; as, the incompetency of a child for hard labor, or of an idiot for intellectual efforts. “Some inherent incompetency.”
Syn: -- incompetence.
2. Law Lack of competency or legal fitness; incapacity; disqualification, as of a person to be heard as a witness, or to act as a juror, or of a judge to try a cause.
Syn: -- Inability; insufficiency; inadequacy; disqualification; incapability; unfitness.
n 1: lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications
[syn: incompetency] [ant: competence]
2: inability of a part or organ to function properly