The state of being competent; fitness; ability; adequacy; power.
Property or means sufficient for the necessaries and conveniences of life; sufficiency without excess.
the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually, especially possession of the skill and knowledge required (for a task).
the ability to perform a particular task to the required standard. Also see our Use Competencies in Employee Development eResource.
usually used in a legal sense, refers to a person's ability to understand information, make an informed choice based on the information and values, and communicate that decision.
The ability of a nurse to integrate the professional attributes required to perform in a given role, situation or practice setting. Professional attributes include, but are not limited to, knowledge, skill, judgement, attitudes, values and beliefs.
Capacity to take up DNA and become genetically transformed (Lecture: Bacterial Molecular Genetics I, 2/5/02)
the ability to do something well or to a required standard. Drilling brings about competence.
The ability of a stream to carry sediment of different size.
a bundle of skills and technologies rather than a single discrete skill or technology
a combination of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to perform a complex task/activity/function in a given context
an attribute that is held at the organisational level, as opposed to a skill, which is typically thought to be held at the individual level
Understanding of material process and conceptual concerns to the standard required by each area of study. Ability to work with tools/ materials/ processes safely and effectively.
Proven ability to meet the national standards for your work.
this is an aspect that involves the whole being. Social, emotional and professional competence are all component to that one generic term "competence". In personnel development, I am jealous of the customer's mandate to focus not only on professional competence, i.e. knowledge and skills, but also on issues of the heart and soul, such as attitude, commitment and ethics in the work and marketplace.
sufficient ability to enjoy safe participation in an activity.
Ability to perform particular job in compliance with performance standards.
Ability to apply knowledge, know-how and skills in an habitual and/or changing work situation. Source: Cedefop, 2002.
This combines the knowledge, skills and understanding to be able to perform a task or job effectively to defined (national) standards and over a period of time.
Demonstrated personal attributes and demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and skills. (Ref: ISO 9000:2000)
The ability to use knowledge, understanding, practical and thinking skills to perform effectively to the national standards required in employment. This is a broad concept which embodies all aspects of competence relevant to an occupational area and not just those aspects of the various technical and task components, which are readily observable.
Demonstrated performance and application of knowledge to perform a required skill or activity to a specific, predetermined standard.
Stream s ability to transport sediment. The diameter of the largest sediment grain transported
The ability to fulfill the requirements of an obligation and the capacity understand and act reasonably. For lawyers this term refers to the client's sanity, or the ability or comprehend sufficient to conduct legal obligations.
The quality or state of being functionally adequate or having sufficient knowledge, and/or judgment, and/or skill.
The ability of a given stream to carry sediment, measured as the diameter of the largest particle that the stream can transport. See also capacity.
Competence is the ability to perform the activities within an occupation or function to the standard expected in employment (National Training Board, 1990).
condition or quality of being competent; ability; fitness, specify legal capacity, power, or jurisdiction. sufficient or adequate.
Sufficient ability or fitness for one's needs. The necessary abilities to be qualified to achieve a certain goal or complete a project.
The skills and knowledge required to perform the tasks a job requires, to the standards demanded by industry.
The ability to perform one's duties accurately, make correct judgments, and interact appropriately with patients and with colleagues. Professional competence is characterized by good problem-solving and decision-making abilities, a strong knowledge base, and the ability to apply knowledge and experience to diverse patient-care situations.
Ability or skill; an area in which a person is competent
In law, defendants are usually excluded from criminal prosecution unless they are determined to have sufficient competence to stand trial. Competence regards the defendant's state of mind at the time of the trial, while insanity regards his state of mind at the time of the crime.
Ability to perform up to a required standard. [D02493] RMW The ability to perform specific task s in a satisfactory manner. [D04948] 45
the ability (including knowledge, skill and understanding) to perform to standards required in employment across a range of circumstances and to meet changing demands.
The transient physiological state required for a bacterial cell to take up transforming DNA.
The ability to perform a specified task, usually involving a combination of technical skill, knowledge or understanding, and attitude or outlook
the ability to apply particular knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to the standard of performance required in specified contexts.
Used as a legal term to indicate a personâ€™s capacity to act on oneâ€™s own behalf; a personâ€™s ability to understand information presented, to realize the consequences of acting (or not acting) on that information, and to make a choice (see Incompetence and Incapacity).
the condition or quality of being competent; an ability,fitness, capability or jurisdiction needed to be judged competent.
The level of skill shown by a practitioner in delivering an intervention (e.g., appropriate responses to contextual factors such as client variables, particular aspects of the presenting problems, client's individual life situation, sensitivity of timing, recognizing opportunities to intervene).
(1) In hydrology the ability of a current of water or wind to transport particles, emphasizing the particle size rather than the amount, measured as the diameter of the largest particle transported.(2) In structural geology a sediment or rock layer, rigid and strong enough to transmit the thrust of flooding by lateral compression and capable of sustaining the weight of overlying strata or man-made structures without losing its structural integrity when arched or exposed to loading.
L. competentia - meeting together, agreement, symmetry] The ability or state which renders a cell capable of responding to an inductor or hormone The dorsal ectoderm of amphibian embryos displays competence for neural induction. [P.D. Nieuwkoop: "In my opinion, the central question in embryology is therefore the nature of competence, its formation, climax, and decline." From: R. Gordon, N.K. Bjorklund, P.D. Nieuwkoop. Appendix: Dialogue on embryonic induction and differentiation waves. Int. Review Cytology, 150:373-420].
the ability of prospective subjects to give informed consent in accord with their own fundamental values. It involves the ability to understand information presented, appreciate the potential consequences of the decision, and provide free and informed consent.
Competence includes: i) cognitive competence involving the use of theory and concepts, as well as informal tacit knowledge gained experientially; ii) functional competence (skills or knowhow), those things that a person should be able to do when they are functioning in a given area of work, learning or social activity; iii) personal competence involving knowing how to conduct oneself in a specific situation; and iv) ethical competence involving the possession of certain personal and professional values. [TWG ECVET
(1) Sanity, mental capacity, functional adequacy; (2) qualification, ability, adequacy, capability.
Technically, a legal term, used to denote capacity to act on one's own behalf, the ability to understand information presented to appreciate the consequences of acting (or not acting) on that information and to make a choice.
a person's capacity (legal ability) to make a particular decision on given and understood information at the time.
Your ability to "walk your talk" and do well the job that you claim to be able to do; your demonstrated capability. It includes functional knowledge and skills, interpersonal skills, and judgment.
Being skilled and intelligent.
A person’s ability to make informed choices.
In law, competence concerns the mental capacity of an individual to participate in legal proceedings. Defendants that do not possess sufficient "competence" are usually excluded from criminal prosecution, while witnesses found not to possess requisite competence cannot testify.
In microbiology and cell and molecular biology, competence is the ability of a cell to take up extracellular ("naked") DNA from its environment. Competence is distinguished into natural competence, a genetically specified ability of Bacteria that is thought to occur under natural conditions as well as in the laboratory, and induced or artificial competence, arising when cells in laboratory cultures are treated with solutions or electric fields to make them transiently permeable to DNA. In the natural world DNA usually has become available by lysis of other cells, but in the laboratory it is provided by the researcher, often as a genetically engineered fragment or plasmid.
Competence is a standardized requirement for an individual to properly perform a specific job. It encompasses a combination of knowledge, skills and behavior utilised to improve performance. More generally, competence is the state or quality of being adequately or well qualified, having the ability to perform a specific role.