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Competence vs. Intention

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Competencenoun

(uncountable) The quality or state of being competent, i.e. able or suitable for a general role.

Intentionnoun

The goal or purpose behind a specific action or set of actions.

‘The intention of this legislation is to boost the economy.’; ‘My intention was to marry a wealthy widow.’; ‘It’s easy to promise anything when you have no intention of fulfilling any of it.’;

Competencenoun

(countable) The quality or state of being able or suitable for a particular task; the quality or state of being competent for a particular task.

Intentionnoun

(obsolete) Tension; straining, stretching.

Competencenoun

(dated) A sustainable income.

Intentionnoun

A stretching or bending of the mind toward an object; closeness of application; fixedness of attention; earnestness.

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Competencenoun

(countable) In law, the legal authority to deal with a matter.

‘That question is out with the competence of this court and must be taken to a higher court.’;

Intentionnoun

(obsolete) The object toward which the thoughts are directed; end; aim.

Competencenoun

The state of being competent; fitness; ability; adequacy; power.

‘The loan demonstrates, in regard to instrumental resources, the competency of this kingdom to the assertion of the common cause.’; ‘To make them act zealously is not in the competence of law.’;

Intentionnoun

(obsolete) Any mental apprehension of an object.

Competencenoun

Property or means sufficient for the necessaries and conveniences of life; sufficiency without excess.

‘Reason's whole pleasure, all the joys of sense,Lie in three words - health, peace, and competence.’; ‘Superfluity comes sooner by white hairs, but competency lives longer.’;

Intentionnoun

(medicine) The process of the healing of a wound.

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Competencenoun

Legal capacity or qualifications; fitness; as, the competency of a witness or of a evidence.

Intentionverb

Intend

Competencenoun

the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually, especially possession of the skill and knowledge required (for a task).

Intentionnoun

A stretching or bending of the mind toward an object; closeness of application; fixedness of attention; earnestness.

‘Intention is when the mind, with great earnestness, and of choice, fixes its view on any idea.’;

Competencenoun

the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually

Intentionnoun

A determination to act in a certain way or to do a certain thing; purpose; design; as, an intention to go to New York.

‘Hell is paved with good intentions.’;

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Intentionnoun

The object toward which the thoughts are directed; end; aim.

‘In [chronical distempers], the principal intention is to restore the tone of the solid parts.’;

Intentionnoun

The state of being strained. See Intension.

Intentionnoun

Any mental apprehension of an object.

Intentionnoun

an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions;

‘his intent was to provide a new translation’; ‘good intentions are not enough’; ‘it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs’; ‘he made no secret of his designs’;

Intentionnoun

(usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal;

‘his intentions are entirely honorable’;

Intentionnoun

an act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out;

‘my intention changed once I saw her’;

Intentionnoun

a thing intended; an aim or plan

‘he announced his intention to stand for re-election’; ‘she was full of good intentions’;

Intentionnoun

the action or fact of intending

‘intention is just one of the factors that will be considered’;

Intentionnoun

a person's plans, especially a man's, in respect to marriage

‘if his intentions aren't honourable, I never want to see him again’;

Intentionnoun

the healing process of a wound.

Intentionnoun

conceptions formed by directing the mind towards an object.

Intention

Intention is a mental state that represents a commitment to carrying out an action or actions in the future. Intention involves mental activities such as planning and forethought.

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