core competence

From King Business Dictionarycore competenceˌcore ˈcompetence (also core competency)1[countable, uncountable]HUMAN RESOURCES an important skill that you need to have when doing a particular jobA sample file showing the core competencies for the Managing Librarian position is shown below.2MARKETING[countable, uncountable] a particular ability or skill that a company has, which gives it an advantage over its competitorsA software company’s core competencies are likely to include software development and marketing. competence