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competent
used in Oryx and Crake

2 uses
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Definition
of people:  sufficiently capable

or:

of actions or things:  adequate for the purpose
  • With so much at stake, was he afraid of failure, of being just one more incompetent nihilist?
    p. 343.9
  • He was admired for this, however: it showed he was good at his trade, and the children would be in competent hands.
    p. 118.6

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