Etymology
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incompetence (n.)

1660s, "inadequacy;" 1716, "want of skill," from or modeled on French incompétence (16c.), from in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + compétence (see competence). Native formation incompetency is older (1610s).

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Definitions of incompetence

incompetence (n.)
lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications;
Synonyms: incompetency
incompetence (n.)
inability of a part or organ to function properly;
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