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Competence

The ability to complete a project, make a product, or otherwise do what is required. Both individuals and companies have competence. For example, an engineer would not likely find a job as a nurse because it is outside his competence, that is, his ability to do the required work. Likewise, a dental office is unlikely to be hired to design a skyscraper.

competent

(1) Duly qualified; having sufficient ability or authority. (2) Having the legal ability to testify about a particular subject. In real estate, the concept is important because property owners are usually competent to testify about the value of their property before a loss and the value of their property after a loss.In other words,it is not legally necessary to hire an appraiser to testify,although it is prudent as a practical matter.
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The usefulness of this volume is that it competently synthesizes an appreciable amount of prior scholarship on the era of the Fugitive Slave Law.
Other factors that should be considered in evaluating engagement risk are: the client's level of tax and business sophistication; business conflicts or other conflicts of interest that may arise; the level of cooperation anticipated from the client and the ease of obtaining necessary information; issues related to fee realization; and whether the practitioner possesses the adequate resources, skills and experience to service the client competently and efficiently.
In this mainly black and white interior where the lighting has been competently and sensitively designed, Ahrend's sculptural furniture often brilliantly coloured takes on a jewel-like quality.
There are a number of steps an owner can take to increase energy efficiency and generate tremendous savings, but the key is to make sure you install the correct equipment, maintain the integrity of critical systems throughout the transition, and get it done quickly and competently so savings are realized almost immediately," says Enersave's John Campbell.
Dallek competently covers the historical waterfront, focusing in greater detail on some of the more celebrated and vilified presidents.
I am confident Eva will competently fulfill the responsibilities of Underwriting Manager," said Fine.
Years of experience enable Dacoso to competently and reliably deal with all connectivity requirements, be it ESCON, FICON, Fibre Channel, Ethernet or Gigabit-Ethernet, either via WAN protocols or fiber optics.
Robinson and Schroeder aptly examine the intricacies of the business life and include an analysis of a more prosperous, ease-filled advancement for opportunities granted to all, and situational manipulation for a more competently finalized project.
Alex Flynn, of the Public and Commercial Services Union, said: "It's stupid to argue that a worker in India can handle British data and place names as competently as your local register office.
IT shouldn't take a full-time accountant to competently fill out a tax form.
The Three Lions would be up against it if Wayne Rooney, Michael Owen or Frank Lampard get injured, but there are men who can competently replace them.
It's come as a result of hard training, good team morale and the players' flexibility to play competently in a number of different positions on court.