(adj.) = competent ; proficient ; qualified ; able ; decent. Ex: Those responsible in libraries must ensure that the users are given competent advice. Ex: However, it should be stated at the outset that it is not the aim of this course to make you proficient in the use of the Colon Classification as a practical indexing language. Ex: The projections of qualified manpower into the year 2000 are bleak for personnel based industries. Ex: Then there are those children made to think themselves failures because of the hammer-blow terms like dull, backward, retarded, underprivileged, disadvantaged, handicapped, less able, slow, rejected, remedial, reluctant, disturbed. Ex: At present, the Internet's international expansion is hampered by the lack of a good supporting infrastructure, namely a decent telephone system. ---- * autoridad competente, la = competent authority, the. * persona competente = a good sport. * ser una persona competente = be a good sport. * ser un tío competente = be a good sport. * tío competente = a good sport.