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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Competent  \Com"pe*tent\  (?;  94),  a.  [F.  comp['e]tent,  p.  pr  of 
  comp['e]ter  to  be  in  the  competency  of  LL  competere  to 
  strive  after  together,  to  agree  with  hence  to  be  fit  See 
  {Compete}.] 
  1.  Answering  to  all  requirements;  adequate;  sufficient; 
  suitable;  capable;  legally  qualified;  fit  ``A  competent 
  knowledge  of  the  world.''  --Atterbury.  ``Competent  age.'' 
  --Grafton.  ``Competent  statesmen.''  --Palfrey.  /``A 
  competent  witness.''  --Bouvier. 
 
  2.  Rightfully  or  properly  belonging;  incident;  --  followed  by 
  to  [Rare,  except  in  legal  usage.] 
 
  That  is  the  privilege  of  the  infinite  Author  of 
  things  .  .  .  but  is  not  competent  to  any  finite 
  being  --Locke. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Qualified}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  competent 
  adj  1:  properly  or  sufficiently  qualified  or  capable  or  efficient; 
  "a  competent  typist"  [ant:  {incompetent}] 
  2:  adequate  for  the  purpose;  "a  competent  performance" 




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