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incompetent

 [in-kom´pĕ-tent]
1. not able to function properly.
2. a person who is unable to perform the required functions of everyday living.
3. a person determined by the courts to be unable to manage his own affairs.

incompetent

adjective 
1. Referring to an inability to perform a task or function.
2. Referring to a valve or other structure that is incapable of closing properly.
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The photography kit developers excavated beneath TECHCO's core incompetencies, and built on the firm's core competencies of providing creative, inventive, and elegant solutions to real customer problems.
The idea so violated the core incompetencies that had grown thickly over product development that the product champion did not bring his idea up formally for several years.
This deep knowledge of customers had also become reified into several core incompetencies. One was that the extensive contact with the installed base had become transformed into an abstracted, costly direct sales structure.
However, the SYSTEM I idea did not fit SALECO's entrenched core incompetencies, just like TECHCO's film cover.
The venture's organization and development violated core incompetencies from the beginning, according to one observer:
Comparing the two sets of stories, however, revealed that this time the team relied on SALECO's core incompetencies to manage the project.