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competence

(Ability), noun adequacy, adroitness, capability, capacity, conversance, dexterity, effectuality, efficacy, eligibility, enablement, endowment, equipment, experience, facility, faculty, fitness, flair, forte, gift, grasp, intelligence, legal competence, legal fitness, mastery, potency, proficiency, qualifications, responsibility, skill, sufficiency, suitability, talent, training
Associated concepts: competency of a witness, competent and intelligent waiver of counsel, competent authority, competent jurisdiction, legally competent
Foreign phrases: Homo potest esse habilis et inhabilis diiersis temporibus.A man may be capable and incapable at different times. Nemo praesens nisi intelligat. One is not present unless he understands. Nullus idoneus testis in re sua intelligitur. No person is deemed to be a commetent witness in his own behalf. Pupillus pati posse non intelligitur. An infant is not considered able to do an act to his own prejudice. Sola ac per se senectus donationem testamentum aut transactionem non vitiat. Old age alone and of itself will not vitiate a will or gift.

competence

(Sanity), noun capability, coherence, healthy mindedness, lucidity, mental ballnce, mental capacity, mental equilibrium, mental health, normalcy, normality, normalness, rationality, reason, sanemindedness, saneness, sense, senses, sound mind, soundmindedness, soundness, soundness of mind
Associated concepts: age of maturity, competency of a wittess, competent and intelligent waiver of counsel, age of maturity, infancy, legally competent, mental competence, non compos mentis
Foreign phrases: Furiosi nulla voluntas est.A madman has no will.
See also: ability, aptitude, caliber, capacity, discretion, efficiency, experience, facility, faculty, flair, force, gift, performance, potential, power, prowess, science, skill, specialty, strength, sufficiency, technique

competence

see COMPETENCY.
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Results of Interviews Themes/Subthemes Examples Clinical: Patient-centered care for underserved populations Patient-centered care * Strengths-based, preventive approach (100%; n = 8) * Inclusion of family in treatment Accessibility * Evening and weekend hours (100%; n = 8) * Locations in high-need areas * Appointment availability Linguistic competence * High number of bilingual (100%; n = 8) (Spanish/English) staff * Telephone interpreters Cultural competence * Provider self-report of competence with (100%; n = 8) groups that are well-represented in the patient population (e.
The idea of a continuum already alluded to when speaking of metaphoric uses and homonyms and arguing against the idea of ex abrupto changes in the linguistic competence, surfaces again in the sociolinguistic dimension of language change.
His superior ability to convey intentions and attitudes may influence his communicative effectiveness and independence in the absence of superior linguistic competence.
These competencies include communicative linguistic competence, i.
While work in relation to language learning has concentrated upon the potential of such virtual environments to improve motivation (Stepp-Greany, 2002), linguistic competence (Pelletieri, 2000), and intercultural competence (Thorne, 2003), less research has been carried out on whether, and how, the use of such media significantly alters the way in which the linguistic and cultural performance of language learners within such new learning environments impacts upon our understanding of models of second language acquisition.
Faulty parallelism is characteristic of lower level linguistic competence.
The women in this pilot show that, while linguistic competence is an important building block in establishing a good relationship with patients from other cultures, more is needed to understand and support those patients' cultural differences, she said.
The idea sparked criticism that English children would fall further behind their Continental counterparts in terms of linguistic competence.
20) With Chomsky, the study of linguistic competence displaced the study of language in the world.
Thus, the translator is forced at all times to go beyond linguistic competence to the cultural spectrum.
If children labeled "semilinguals" or "non-nons" do not differ in terms of their linguistic competence from children who bear no such labels, then the question remains as to what brings researchers and teachers to label students in this way.
Linguistic competence in dreams is much higher than Freud thought, since he denied that dreams could produce new propositions if not through the editing of secondary elaboration (Heynick, 1981).

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