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Synonyms for competency
ˈkɒm pɪ tən si

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. competence, competency(noun)

    the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually

    Synonyms:
    competence

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. competency

    Power is the most general term of this group, including every quality, property, or faculty by which any change, effect, or result is, or may be, produced; as, the power of the legislature to enact laws, or of the executive to enforce them; the power of an acid to corrode a metal; the power of a polished surface to reflect light. Ability is nearly coextensive with power, but does not reach the positiveness and vigor that may be included in the meaning of power, ability often implying latent, as distinguished from active power; we speak of an exertion of power, but not of an exertion of ability. Power and ability include capacity, which is power to receive; but ability is often distinguished from capacity, as power that may be manifested in doing, as capacity is in receiving; one may have great capacity for acquiring knowledge, and yet not possess ability to teach. Efficiency is active power to effect a definite result, the power that actually does, as distinguished from that which may do. Competency is equal to the occasion, readiness prompt for the occasion. Faculty is an inherent quality of mind or body; talent, some special mental ability. Dexterity and skill are readiness and facility in action, having a special end; talent is innate, dexterity and skill are largely acquired. Our abilities include our natural capacity, faculties, and talents, with all the dexterity, skill, and readiness that can be acquired. Efficacy is the power to produce an intended effect as shown in the production of it; as, the efficacy of a drug. Efficiency is effectual agency, competent power; efficiency is applied in mechanics as denoting the ratio of the effect produced to the power expended in producing it; but this word is chiefly used of intelligent agents as denoting the quality that brings all one's power to bear promptly and to the best purpose on the thing to be done. Compare ADDRESS; DEXTERITY; SKILFUL.

    Synonyms:
    ability, aptitude, capability, capacity, cleverness, cogency, dexterity, efficacy, efficiency, energy, expertness, faculty, force, might, power, qualification, readiness, skill, strength, susceptibility, talent

    Antonyms:
    awkwardness, dulness, feebleness, helplessness, imbecility, impotence, inability, inaptitude, incapacity, incompetence, inefficiency, maladroitness, stupidity, unskilfulness, weakness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. competency(n.)

    Synonyms:
    ability, ableness, capableness, capacity, qualification, suitableness, fitness

  2. competency(n.)

    Synonyms:
    sufficiency, adequateness, adequacy, enough

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. competency(n)

    Synonyms:
    fitness, ability, qualification, efficiency, proficiency, capability

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. competency

    Synonyms:
    See Competencies, Competent

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How to use competency in a sentence?

  1. Raag Singhal:

    I think Fox News Wuornos ' had a whole host of mental issues, if you were to kind of look at the totality of the circumstances, Fox News Wuornos ' complaints, Fox News Wuornos ' behavior, some of the things that Fox News Wuornos ' would do … Fox News Wuornos ' was someone who, in my view, was going in and out of competency, which is somewhat of a normal thing. When we talk about competency in the criminal context, we say it’s something that waxes and wanes. You can have someone who is confident on one day, then you meet them three days later and they’re not. I have no doubt that Fox News Wuornos ' had entire periods where Fox News Wuornos ' was lucid and could converse. There were times I met with Fox News Wuornos ' when I had no issues with Fox News Wuornos ', then there were times I met with Fox News Wuornos ' and Fox News Wuornos ' clearly had mental issues.

  2. Brenda Daly:

    He acted out, he insulted everyone he could possibly insult in the courtroom. It raised doubts about his competency.

  3. Gina Duncan:

    Equality Florida's important to determine how we can get at the root cause of this and what is putting our community in harms way, we definitely saw a gap in the cultural competency of law enforcement. Work with the community has improved matters, but there's still much work to be done.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    If some employees are doing the job beyond the company's standard working time of 8 hours or on holidays or weekly off-days , then it does not reflect anyhow anyone's hardworking nature or competency or efficiency or proficiency; but it clearly shows a lack of planning, co-ordination, control, communication, team work in addition to someone's credit snatching activities, thriving office politics and above all a poor leadership from the top management in the same organization.

  5. Dan Morgan:

    If you're losing as much money as Uber, it makes sense to leave those businesses to other companies who have the competency.


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