ability meaning

[ ə'biliti ] Pronunciation:   "ability" in a sentence
  • Noun: ability  u'bilutee
    1. The quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment
    2. Possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done
      - power

    Derived forms: abilities

    See also: able, unable

    Type of: cognition, knowledge, noesis, quality

    Antonym: inability

    Encyclopedia: Ability

  • [Business]
    noun (plural abilities)

    1 [sing.]

    the fact that sb is able to do sth:

    Candidates must have the ability to work in a team under pressure.

    2 [C,U]

    a level of skill or intelligence:

    I want an opportunity to prove my abilities.

    She shows great leadership ability.

  • [Medicine]
    The ability to acquire general or special types of knowledge or skill.


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  1. the two persons have the same talent and abilities.
  2. he graded the students according to ability.
  3. he was promoted in virtue of his abilities.
  4. he placed great reliance on his own ability.
  5. he is a person of unusually great ability.

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