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  • 1Having the necessary ability, knowledge, or skill to do something successfully.

    ‘a highly competent surgeon’

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    1. 1.1(of a person) efficient and capable.
      ‘an infinitely competent investigator’

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    2. 1.2Acceptable and satisfactory, though not outstanding.
      ‘she spoke quite competent French’

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    3. 1.3(of a court or other body) accepted as having legal authority to deal with a particular matter.
      ‘the London Stock Exchange is the competent authority under the Financial Services Act’