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Definition of "capability" []

  • The quality of being capable; ability. (noun)
  • A talent or ability that has potential for development or use. Often used in the plural: a student of great capabilities. (noun)
  • The capacity to be used, treated, or developed for a specific purpose: nuclear capability. (noun)
  • The quality of being capable; ability (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The quality of being susceptible to the use or treatment indicated (noun)
  • A characteristic that may be developed; potential aptitude (noun)

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Use "capability" in a sentence
  • "The end of negative capability is to create something beyond one's usual or conscious (affirmative?) capability… like that splendid Satan whose star of morning so outshines God's sun and son."
  • "$capability as whatever capability you would normally use."
  • "To date, I have to admit that I have no clear idea of what the term "capability" means."