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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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Plasma cell infiltrates Florid plasma cell expansion in lymph nodes, tissues and bone marrow with polyclonal hypergammaglobulinemia HHV8-associated pathologies MCD MCD with so-called microlymphoma MCD with lymphoma MCD with Kaposi's sarcoma MCD with HHV8 associated haemophagocytic syndrome Lymphomas specifically occurring in HIV-positive patients Plasmablostic lymphoma Primary effusion lymphoma--classical and 'solid' forms Lymphomas orising in MCD Lymphomas occurring In other immunodeficient states Lesions similar to polymorphic post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder Lymphomas also occurring In immune competent patients Classical Hodgkin's lymphoma Burkitt's lymphoma Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma MCD, multicentric Castleman's disease.
Moreover, a recent study by Mick Bhatia and colleagues that directly evaluates the immune response of human embryonic stem cells indicates that the injection of these cells into immune competent mice does not induce a detectable immune response.
Auto-inoculation from other cutaneous or anogenital sites is also possible, as has been shown in immune competent individuals.
This shows that neonates are fully immune competent," said Lehmann.