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

 in·com·pe·tence /(ˌ)ɪnˈkɑmpətən(t)s/

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

 in·com·pe·tence /(ˈ)ɪnˈkɑmpətən(t)s/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications
           [syn: incompetency] [ant: competence]
      2: inability of a part or organ to function properly