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Synonyms for competency
ˈkɒm pɪ tən sicom·pe·ten·cy

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. competence, competencynoun

    the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually

    Synonyms:
    competence

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. competencynoun

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

  2. competencynoun

    Synonyms:
    sufficiency, adequateness, adequacy, enough

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. competencynoun

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

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD0.0 / 0 votes

  1. competency

    Synonyms:
    See Competencies, Competent

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How to use competency in a sentence?

  1. Jason Cone:

    Our core competency is not squarely at the center of the agenda.

  2. John Blackledge:

    TV is not their core competency.

  3. Philip Okafor:

    Our underlying hypothesis is that hospitals and providers that treat more minority patients have higher levels of cultural competency.

  4. Jim Marcus:

    He remains severely mentally ill at this point, and so I think it would be unlikely that he could satisfy the standard for competency for a new trial, in order to be sentenced to death, there would have to be a new sentencing proceeding a new sentencing trial, and I'm not sure that he would satisfy the standard to be competent for trial.

  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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