how to pronounce competency


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the above transcription of competency is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

competency is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of competency in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… certainly not a lack of competency in …”

meanings of competency


  1. Meeting specified qualifications to perform.
  2. A sufficient supply (of).
  3. The ability to perform some task; competence.
  4. Implicit knowledge of a language's structure.
  5. A sustainable income.

competency frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word competency occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics competency can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that competency can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to competency


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