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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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Enteropathic infection is common in patients seen for chronic nonspecific signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal dysfunction/disease in immune competent patients who reside in the US--it would not be an overstatement to describe it as endemic.
Normally suppressed in immune competent patients, candida and normal bacterial flora in the urinary tract can flourish in diabetic patients and cause infections.
These enzymes occupy key position in different immune competent cells metabolic pathways (1,6).
Nearly two-thirds of Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) in the HIV setting show plasmacytoid differentiation, a feature that is not seen in the immune competent setting.