1. possession of the means or skill to do something.
    "the manager had lost his ability to motivate the players"
  2. talent, skill, or proficiency in a particular area.
    "a man of exceptional ability" ·
    "pupils of all abilities"
late Middle English: from Old French ablete, from Latin habilitas, from habilis ‘able’.
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the next black actor or actress selected won't know if it's because of their ability and performance or if they're just a token.
that entrepreneurial instinct may account for his ability to make tough calls when profits are at stake.
it is detracting nothing from his ability to say that he owed the championship to a superior car.
they are also adding the ability to pause an upload if you need to go off and do something else.
this decisive battle broke the Germans' ability to attack any further into the Kursk salient.
he had an ability to convey a sense of deep melancholy and yearning through much of his work.
embedded journalists were scrutinized for their ability to report with independence.
other features include the ability to store, update, retrieve, and print your data.
the Grey Knights possess the ability to teleport on to any part of the battlefield.
anyone can enter the show if they have a good act and the ability to pull a crowd.
the ability of governments to respond flexibly to changing economic circumstances.
Locke's scepticism about our ability to penetrate to the real essences of things.
the ability of these insects to supercool can be seriously affected by bacteria.
the brain has the ability to filter out information it considers non-essential.
tapeworms are notorious in their ability to encyst in a great variety of hosts.
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Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (NOUN)vermoë
Arabic (NOUN)قدرة, القدرة, إمكانية, مقدرة, قدرتها, قدرتك, المقدرة
Bangla ক্ষমতা
Bosnian (Latin) sposobnost
Bulgarian (NOUN)способността, възможността, състояние, умения
Cantonese (Traditional) 能力
Catalan (NOUN)capacitat, habilitat, Facultat
Chinese Simplified 能力
Chinese Traditional 能力
Croatian (NOUN)sposobnost, mogućnost
Czech (NOUN)schopnost, možnost, způsobilost
Danish (NOUN)evne, evnen, mulighed, evner
Dutch (NOUN)vermogen, mogelijkheid om, capaciteit, bekwaamheid, vaardigheid
Estonian (NOUN)võime, oskus, suutlikkust, suudavad
Fijian gugumatua
Filipino kakayahan
Finnish (NOUN)kyky, etevyys, kykyä, mahdollisuutta, kykyyn, kyvystä, kykynsä, pystyy, valmiudet
French (NOUN)capacité, aptitude, possibilité, habileté, compétence, faculté, capable, pouvoir
German (NOUN)Fähigkeit, Möglichkeit
Greek (NOUN)ικανότητα, δυνατότητα
Haitian Creole abilite
Hebrew (NOUN)יכולת, היכולת, ביכולת, ויכולת, ליכולת, האפשרות
Hindi (NOUN)क्षमता, योग्यता
Hmong Daw muaj peev xwm
Hungarian (NOUN)képesség, azon képességét, lehetőség
Icelandic (NOUN)getu, geta, hæfni, getan, möguleika, hæfileika, kleift
Indonesian (NOUN)kemampuan
Italian (NOUN)capacità, possibilità, potere
Japanese (NOUN)能力, 機能, 能, 力, できる, 権限
Kiswahili (NOUN)uwezo
Klingon laH
Korean (NOUN)능력, 기능
Latvian (NOUN)spējas, spēju, iespējas, prasme, spēj
Lithuanian (NOUN)gebėjimas, galimybes, sugebėjimus, galėjimą, pajėgumą
Malagasy fahafahana
Malay (Latin) (NOUN)keupayaan, kebolehan, kemampuan, berupaya
Maltese (NOUN)abilità, abbiltà, ħila, kapaċità
Norwegian Bokmål evne
Persian (NOUN)توانایی, قابلیت, امکان
Polish (NOUN)zdolność, możliwość, umiejętności
Portuguese (NOUN)capacidade, habilidade
Querétaro Otomi mfeni ya
Romanian (NOUN)capacitatea, abilitatea
Russian (NOUN)способности, возможности, умение
Samoan tomai
Serbian (Cyrillic) способност
Serbian (Latin) sposobnost
Slovak (NOUN)schopnosti, možnosť, spôsobilosť
Slovenian (NOUN)sposobnost, zmožnost, možnost
Spanish (NOUN)capacidad, habilidad, facultad
Swedish (NOUN)förmåga, möjligheten, skicklighet, kapaciteten
Tahitian te aravihi
Tamil திறன்
Telugu సామర్థ్యం
Thai (NOUN)สามารถ
Tongan malava
Turkish (NOUN)yeteneği, kabiliyet, beceri, olanağı
Ukrainian (NOUN)здатність, здібності, можливості, вміння, уміння, спроможність
Urdu (NOUN)صلاحیت, اہلیت
Vietnamese (NOUN)khả năng
Welsh (NOUN)gallu, allu, ngallu
Yucatec Maya Buka'aj u ba'al u
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