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Definition 1: the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • he worked to the limits of his capability

Synonyms for capability in the sense of this definition

(capability is a kind of ...) the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment

(... is a kind of capability ) the capability of being easily associated or joined or connected in thought

(... is a kind of capability ) the capability to obliterate a target with more weapons (especially nuclear weapons) than are required

(... is a kind of capability ) the capability of a technological system to perform as intended

(... is a kind of capability ) capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war

"we faced an army of great strength" "politicians have neglected our military posture"

(... is a kind of capability ) capability to perform or produce

"among his gifts is his capacity for true altruism" "limited runway capacity" "a great capacity for growth"

(... is a kind of capability ) capability of being executed

"the job is executable for two million dollars" "this contract is not executable"

(... is a kind of capability ) capability of being defended

"they built their castles with an eye to their defensibility" "client complaints create a felt need for the defensibility of individual actions"

(... are attributes of capability) (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability

"capable of winning" "capable of hard work" "capable of walking on two feet"

(... are attributes of capability) (followed by `of') lacking capacity or ability

"incapable of carrying a tune" "he is incapable of understanding the matter" "incapable of doing the work"

Definition 2: an aptitude that may be developed - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for capability in the sense of this definition

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

(... is a kind of capability ) the capability of becoming perfect

"he believes in the ultimate perfectibility of man"

(... is a kind of capability ) the limit of capability

"within the compass of education"

(... is a kind of capability ) the capability of becoming imperfect

(... are attributes of capability) (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability

"capable of winning" "capable of hard work" "capable of walking on two feet"

(... are attributes of capability) (followed by `of') lacking capacity or ability

"incapable of carrying a tune" "he is incapable of understanding the matter" "incapable of doing the work"

Definition 3: the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment - [noun denoting state]

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

  • the capability of a metal to be fused

Synonyms for capability in the sense of this definition

(capability is a kind of ...) the state of being susceptible; easily affected

(... is a kind of capability ) the capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents

"these trees are widely planted because of their resistance to salt and smog"

(... is a kind of capability ) (chemistry) the capacity of a substance to take part in a chemical reaction

"catalytic activity"

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