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competencyn. [Cf. F. compétence, from L. competentia agreement.].
  •  The state of being competent; fitness; ability; adequacy; power.  [1913 Webster]
    "The loan demonstrates, in regard to instrumental resources, the competency of this kingdom to the assertion of the common cause."  [1913 Webster]
    "To make them act zealously is not in the competence of law."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Property or means sufficient for the necessaries and conveniences of life; sufficiency without excess.  [1913 Webster]
    "Reason's whole pleasure, all the joys of sense,
    Lie in three words -- health, peace, and competence.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Superfluity comes sooner by white hairs, but competency lives longer."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Legal capacity or qualifications; fitness; as, the competency of a witness or of a evidence.  Kent.  [1913 Webster]
  •  the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually, especially possession of the skill and knowledge required (for a task).  [WordNet 1.5]




N power, potency, potentiality, jiva, puissance, might, force, energy, dint, right hand, right arm, ascendency, sway, control, prepotency, prepollence, almightiness, omnipotence, authority, strength, ability, ableness, competency, efficacy, efficiency, productivity, expertise (skill), validity, cogency, enablement, vantage ground, influence, pressure, conductivity, elasticity, gravity, electricity, magnetism, galvanism, voltaic electricity, voltaism, electromagnetism, atomic power, nuclear power, thermonuclear power, fuel cell, hydraulic power, water power, hydroelectric power, solar power, solar energy, solar panels, tidal power, wind power, attraction, vis inertiae, vis mortua, vis viva, potential energy, dynamic energy, dynamic friction, dynamic suction, live circuit, live rail, live wire, capability, capacity, quid valeant humeri quid ferre recusent, faculty, quality, attribute, endowment, virtue, gift, property, qualification, susceptibility, powerful, puissant, potential, capable, able, equal to, up to, cogent, valid, efficient, productive, effective, effectual, efficacious, adequate, competent, multipotent, plenipotent, omnipotent, almighty, forcible, (energetic), influential, productive, powerfully, by virtue of, by dint of, a toute force, dos moi pou sto kai kino ten gen, eripuit coelo fulmen sceptrumque tyrannis, fortis cadere cedere non potest.

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