Definition of competently adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɒmpɪtəntli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːmpɪtəntli//
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  1. 1in a way that shows enough skill or knowledge to do something well or to the necessary standard The movie is well-acted and very competently filmed. opposite incompetently
  2. 2in a way that is of a good standard but not very good The characters are played competently enough, but without any particular distinction.