noun ca·pa·bil·i·ty \ˌkā-pə-ˈbi-lə-tē\

: the ability to do something

plural ca·pa·bil·i·ties

Full Definition of CAPABILITY

:  the quality or state of being capable; also :  ability
:  a feature or faculty capable of development :  potentiality
:  the facility or potential for an indicated use or deployment <the capability of a metal to be fused> <nuclear capability>

Examples of CAPABILITY

  1. The device has the capability of recording two television channels at once.
  2. <the nature of the tasks to which you are assigned will depend on your capabilities>

First Known Use of CAPABILITY

CAPABILITIES Defined for Kids


noun ca·pa·bil·i·ty \ˌkā-pə-ˈbi-lə-tē\
plural ca·pa·bil·i·ties

Definition of CAPABILITY for Kids

:  ability 1 <That job is beyond my capability.>


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