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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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Young women aged 18-24 are more competent than males of the same age at assembling flat pack furniture (64 per cent against 54 per cent), are equally likely to be able to wallpaper a wall competently (32 per cent) and almost as likely to be able to fill or patch a hole in the wall (33 per cent against 36 per cent) or replace a door lock (17 per cent against 19 per cent).
From negotiating commercial leases and advising corporations to completing thousands of real estate transactions since his entrance into the practice of law, Arad has successfully completed some of the most complicated residential and commercial building transactions as well as competently representing first-time home buyers in their first purchase or sale.
He has schooled competently at Seven Barrows in preparation for this return.
A soil microbe has been quietly and competently cleaning up what would otherwise be a persistent environmental pollutant, researchers report in the Nov.
In his third book on hypnotherapy, Hunter describes a client-centered approach pioneered by his teacher Charles Tebbetts that he says can be learned by almost any experienced hypnotherapist competently training in the basic concepts of facilitating subconscious release and relearning.
Cvijanovic's handling of flashe and house paint is competently affectless, and the fanciful nature of his central conceit allows for compelling variations of scale (without the usual points of reference, soda bottles and a roasted chicken become as large as cars, and lines of houses trail off in every direction).
Conversely, when your insured subs work to other contractors, each sub is expected to not only complete its work competently but also assume responsibility for all claims arising out of the sub's work.
It points out that powered doors are classed as machinery and therefore fall within the scope of legislation, which places a duty of care on all building owners and occupiers to ensure their doors are regularly and competently maintained.
The essays are all competently written, and this--plus the variety of subjects--makes for interesting reading.
Xiomara Reyes managed the steps competently, but conveyed little more than cuteness; her partners--Ethan Stiefel as de Brienne and Herman Cornejo as Abderakman--on the other hand, danced with such precision and attack that their rivalry was almost believable.
Venomous Snakes: Snakes In The Terrarium by Ludwig Trutnau is finally available for an American readership having been competently translated into English by veterinarian Donald W.
Although the film is more than competently directed and worthy of much of the praise it's receiving, something didn't sit right with me as I watched it.