use competent competence in a sentence
[adjective]Properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient;
Sergei is a very competent worker, perhaps the best we have.
I’m kind of a new skier, so I don’t really feel competent enough to go down a really steep slope.
He was a famous poet and a competent diplomat.
A competent economist should be able to make predictions which are accurate enough to base policy decisions on.
Unemployment is high right now with the result that many competent workers are unable to find jobs.
Sarah is a very competent manager, and really deserves a raise.
[noun]The ability to do what is needed.
Promotions in the military are based on both competence and length of service.
Linguistic competence is inborn, not acquired.
Students are required to show competence in both written and spoken English.
The primary commitment of the School of the Built Environment is the development of vocational competence.