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Definitions of capability

  1. the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment; "the capability of a metal to be fused" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally; "he worked to the limits of his capability" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an aptitude that may be developed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The quality of being able to do. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. The state or quality of being capable. capableness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. The quality of being able or qualified for. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. Capably. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for capability

  1. And then came several years in which our military capability was allowed to deteriorate to a very dangerous degree. – State of the Union Addresses of Ronald Reagan by Ronald Reagan
  2. Tommy Burkitt, the youngest wage- earner of the outfit and a profound admirer of all that taciturnity, good- humor, and quick capability which went into the make- up of Bud Lee, approached from the ranch- house on the knoll. – Judith of Blue Lake Ranch by Jackson Gregory
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