Able and efficient; having the ability needed for a specific task; having the disposition to do something; permitting or being susceptible to something.
“She is capable and efficient.”
“He does not need help; he is capable of eating on his own.”
“As everyone knew, he was capable of violence when roused.”
“That fact is not capable of proof.”
Of sufficient capacity or size for holding, containing, receiving or taking in; accessible to. Construed with of, for or an infinitive.
Having sufficient skill, knowledge, ability, or qualifications.
“He is a competent skier and an expert snowboarder.”
Having jurisdiction or authority over a particular issue or question.
“For any disagreements arising from this contract, the competent court shall be the Springfield Circuit Court.”
“judicial authority having competent jurisdiction”
Adequate for the purpose
permeable to foreign DNA