incompetence


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incompetence

[in′käm·pəd·əns]
(forensic science)
Inability to function within the law, as the incompetence of an individual to drive when under the influence of alcohol.
(medicine)
Insufficiency or inadequacy in performing natural functions.
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The former governor said that the chief justice of Pakistan had been compelled to visit hospitals due to the incompetence of the provincial rulers.
Consequently, in a competitive industry, organizations where incompetence is pervasive will struggle to catch up with the rest.
Islamabad -- Due to the incompetence of Federal Minister for CADD No foundation stone of a single hospital announced by Prime Minister has yet to be laid.
What everyone takes for granted is that corruption and incompetence exist side by side in the force, which would suggest that anything is possible.
Acute mitral incompetence in patients with cardiogenic shock has an observed mortality of 55%, which is marginally improved to 39% in patients selected for emergency surgery.
First we had Cardiff council's decision to write off more than PS4m worth of debt owed to the taxpayers; now there is the sheer incompetence of the Welsh Government selling land at a knockdown price, and the land being sold on for over a 200% profit.
The lack of forethought makes me feel as if some people should be losing their jobs such is the incompetence demonstrated.
Incompetence of the city council I FOUND it hard to believe that although we Brummies are aware of the incompetence of the city council from past experiences of total stupidity - Winterval lingers long in the memory - they have surpassed themselves
None of which prevents his detractors from deploring Obama's incompetence and recoiling in horror at the mere mention of the stench of racism.
We are pleased that the coroner's conclusion reflects the Army's incompetence in not carrying out the correct procedures to ensure Dean's safety.
Global Banking News-February 24, 2014--Barclays accused of incompetence
Although there are various procedures for dealing with incompetent teachers, in Taiwan there has not been any systematic discussion about either the approaches used for dealing with incompetence or the effectiveness of these.