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Meaning of competent

com•pe•tent

Pronunciation: (kom'pi-tunt), [key]
— adj.
  1. having suitable or sufficient skill, knowledge, experience, etc., for some purpose; properly qualified: He is perfectly competent to manage the bank branch.
  2. adequate but not exceptional.
  3. (of a witness, a party to a contract, etc.) having legal competence.
  4. (of a bed or stratum) able to undergo folding without flowage or change in thickness.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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