Definition of Capability

1. Noun. The quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally. "He worked to the limits of his capability"

2. Noun. The susceptibility of something to a particular treatment. "The capability of a metal to be fused"
Exact synonyms: Capacity
Specialized synonyms: Resistance, Activity
Generic synonyms: Susceptibility, Susceptibleness
Derivative terms: Capable

3. Noun. An aptitude that may be developed.
Exact synonyms: Capableness, Potentiality
Generic synonyms: Aptitude
Specialized synonyms: Perfectibility, Compass, Grasp, Range, Reach, Imperfectibility
Attributes: Capable, Incapable
Derivative terms: Capable, Capable
Antonyms: Incapability

Definition of Capability

1. n. The quality of being capable; capacity; capableness; esp. intellectual power or ability.

Definition of Capability

1. Noun. The power or ability to generate an outcome. ¹

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Definition of Capability

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Capability

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cap of the ampullary crest
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cap over the windmill
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cap stage
capability (current term)

Literary usage of Capability

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Redefining the U.S.-Japan Alliance: Tokyos National Defense Program by Patrick M. Cronin, Michael J. Green (1994)
"The desirable defense capability will be described in specific terms in Chapter 3. Suffice here to mention the importance of (1) intelligence functions to ..."

2. An Introduction to Computer Security: The Nist Handbook by Barbara Guttman (1995)
"Like any other customer- vendor relationship, the constituency will tend to take advantage of the capability if the services rendered are valuable. ..."

3. State Strategic Planning Under the Drug Formula Grant Program: An Evaluation by Terence Dunworth (1994)
"Nevertheless, each State has created a strategy development capability that complies with Federal guidelines for the Formula Grant Program. ..."

4. The Relation of Labor to the Law of Today: By Dr. Lujo Brentano by Lujo Brentano (1891)
"Both lead not to a corresponding improvement in the standard of living, and only the elevation of the standard of living leads to greater capability of work ..."

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