Definition of core competency in English:

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core competency

Entry from US English dictionary


1A defining capability or advantage that distinguishes an enterprise from its competitors.
Example sentences
  • The dual vision of better, more stable markets and the desire to have a core competency advantage reflected in its products keeps the company focused on making the needed remodelings.
  • It is Toyota's underlying marketing/design, engineering and manufacturing approach that is the source of its enormous competitive advantage and the core competency that has allowed it to steadily grow worldwide market share.
  • Managers know that building a talent pool is as much a core competency as is creating strategic advantage or championing change.
1.1A defined level of competence in a particular job or academic program.
Example sentences
  • He measured the relationship of self-assessed core competency levels and self-assessed service performance, defined as frequency of performance of public health job tasks, at a US metropolitan health department.
  • MPI is currently developing a program that will define core competencies necessary for meeting professionals to move from one level to the next.
  • This common level of proficiency would define the core competencies of the CA at entry to the profession.

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Syllabification: core com·pe·ten·cy

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