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Definitions and Synonyms of ability | Another word for ability | What is ability?

Definition 1: the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment - [noun denoting attribute]

(ability is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

(... is a kind of ability ) the ability to change (or be changed) to fit changed circumstances

(... is a kind of ability ) the ability to develop an immune response following exposure to an antigen

(... is a kind of ability ) the ability of a cell to give rise to unlike cells and so to develop a new organism or part

"animal cells lose their totipotency at an early stage in embryonic development"

(... is a kind of ability ) the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally

"he worked to the limits of his capability"

(... is a kind of ability ) the capability or quality of shrinking or contracting, especially by muscle fibers and even some other forms of living matter

(... is a kind of ability ) the ability to perform some physical act; contrasting with mental ability

(... is a kind of ability ) the ability to make way into or through something

"the greater penetration of the new projectiles will result in greater injuries"

(... is a kind of ability ) an ability to make and manage large amounts of money

(... is a kind of ability ) an ability to perform magic

(... is a kind of ability ) (computer science) the ability to exchange and use information (usually in a large heterogeneous network made up of several local area networks)

(... is a kind of ability ) an ability to perform well

"he was at the top of his form" "the team was off form last night"

(... is a kind of ability ) the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually

(... is a kind of ability ) the ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment

(... are attributes of ability) (usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something

"able to swim" "she was able to program her computer" "we were at last able to buy a car" "able to get a grant for the project"

(... are attributes of ability) (usually followed by `to') not having the necessary means or skill or know-how

"unable to get to town without a car" "unable to obtain funds"

Definition 2: possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where ability or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • danger heightened his powers of discrimination

Synonyms for ability in the sense of this definition

(ability is a kind of ...) the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning

(... is a kind of ability ) one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind

(... is a kind of ability ) more than ordinary ability

(... is a kind of ability ) ability

"he wanted to try his hand at singing"

(... is a kind of ability ) an ability that has been acquired by training

(... is a kind of ability ) ability to produce solutions in some problem domain

"the skill of a well-trained boxer" "the sweet science of pugilism"

(... is a kind of ability ) the ability to think and act independently

(... is a kind of ability ) the ability to create

(... is a kind of ability ) the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior

(... is a kind of ability ) the ability to speak two languages colloquially

(... is a kind of ability ) inherent ability

(... is a kind of ability ) the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience

(... is a kind of ability ) the ability to lead

"he believed that leadership can be taught"

(... is a kind of ability ) the (technical) knowledge and skill required to do something

(... are attributes of ability) (usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something

"able to swim" "she was able to program her computer" "we were at last able to buy a car" "able to get a grant for the project"

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