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competent (adjective), more competent, most competent
1. Properly or sufficiently qualified; being capable; such as, she is a competent typist.
2. Adequate for a purpose or having enough skill or ability to do something well, but often not considered outstanding.
3. Having suitable or sufficient skill, knowledge, experience, etc., for some purpose; properly qualified.
4. In law, legally qualified or fit to perform an act or to do something; such as, he was judged competent to stand trial.
5. Etymology: "suitable", from Old French competent, "sufficient, appropriate, suitable"; from Latin competentem, competens; from competere, "to coincide, to agree".
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