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Definition of Competent


  1. Answering to all requirements; adequate; sufficient; suitable; capable; legally qualified; fit.
  2. Rightfully or properly belonging; incident; -- followed by to.

Competent Quotations

A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
Robert A. Heinlein

We can teach a lot of things, but if the teacher can't relate by talking to a group of friendly students, he'll never be a competent teacher.
William Glasser

The competent programmer is fully aware of the limited size of his own skull. He therefore approaches his task with full humility, and avoids clever tricks like the plague.
Edsger Dijkstra

A fair trial is one in which the rules of evidence are honored, the accused has competent counsel, and the judge enforces the proper courtroom procedures - a trial in which every assumption can be challenged.
Harry Browne

It is by now beyond question that Elton John is a competent and classy entertainer. Few people who have achieved his popularity have succeeded in maintaining his standards for performance and professionalism.
Jon Landau
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Competent Translations

competent in Dutch is competent, deskundig, bevoegd
competent in Portuguese is competente
competent in Swedish is duglig, kompetent
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