Commonsense vs Competency - What's the difference?
As an adjective commonsense
is exhibiting or using common sense.
As a noun competency is
(obsolete) a sufficient supply (of).
(obsolete) A sufficient supply (of).
* 1612 , John Smith, Proceedings of the English Colonie in Virginia , in Kupperman 1988, p. 178:
* (Ambrose Bierce)
- the next day they returned unsuspected, leaving their confederates to follow, and in the interim, to convay them a competencie of all things they could
(obsolete) A sustainable income.
* 1915 , :
- Superfluity comes sooner by white hairs, but competency lives longer.
The ability to perform some task; competence.
- He had heard people speak contemptuously of money: he wondered if they had ever tried to do without it. He knew that the lack made a man petty, mean, grasping; it distorted his character and caused him to view the world from a vulgar angle; when you had to consider every penny, money became of grotesque importance: you needed a competency to rate it at its proper value.
* 2004 , Bill Clinton, My Life
- The loan demonstrates, in regard to instrumental resources, the competency of this kingdom to the assertion of the common cause.
(legal) Meeting specified qualifications to perform.
(linguistics) implicit knowledge of a language’s structure.
- By the year 2000, American students will leave grades four, eight, and twelve having demonstrated competency in challenging subject matter including English, mathematics, science, history, and geography....
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