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Definition of competent
having the necessary ability, knowledge, or skill to do something successfully:a highly competent surgeon make sure the firm is competent to carry out the work (of a person) efficient and capable:an infinitely competent mother of three acceptable and satisfactory, though not outstanding:she spoke quite competent French (chiefly of a court or other body) accepted as having legal authority to deal with a particular matter:the governor was not the competent authority to deal with the matter (of a criminal defendant) able to understand the charges and to aid in defending themselves. Biology
& Medicine capable of performing the normal function effectively.
at the end.