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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)

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.

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."