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capability

ca·pa·bil·i·ty

capability

 
 
pronunciation:
keI p bI lih ti
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: capabilities
definition 1: the characteristic of being qualified or able; capacity.
synonyms:
ability, capacity, competence, effectiveness, efficacy, qualification
antonyms:
incompetence
similar words:
adequacy, aptitude, efficiency, facility, faculty, knack, know-how, power, proficiency, reach, skill, talent
definition 2: the potential to manifest certain abilities.
He never displayed any athletic capability.
synonyms:
aptness, likelihood, possibility, potential, promise, propensity, tendency
similar words:
ability, aptitude, capacity, disposition, endowment, faculty, gift, reach, resource, talent
definition 3: the capacity to be used or treated in a particular way.
Gold has the capability of being hammered into shape.
synonyms:
ability, capacity
similar words:
potential
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