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-ability

noun suffix

: ability, fitness, or likeliness to act or be acted on in (such) a way

Full Definition of -ABILITY

:  capacity, fitness, or tendency to act or be acted on in a (specified) way <agglutinability>

Variants of -ABILITY

-ability also -ibility
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Origin of -ABILITY

Middle English -abilite, -ibilite, from Anglo-French -abilité, -ibilité, from Latin -abilitas, -ibilitas, from -abilis, -ibilis -able + -tas -ty
-ABILITY Defined for Kids

-ability

noun suffix -abil·i·ty \ə-ˈbi-lə-tē\
plural -abil·i·ties also -ibil·i·ties

Definition of -ABILITY for Kids

:  ability, fitness, or likeliness to act or be acted upon in (such) a way <capability> <visibility>

Variants of -ABILITY

-abil·i·ty also -ibil·i·ty \ə-ˈbi-lə-tē\

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