What does capability mean?

Definitions for capability
ˌkeɪ pəˈbɪl ɪ tica·pa·bil·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. capability, capablenessnoun

    the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally

    "he worked to the limits of his capability"

  2. capability, capacitynoun

    the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment

    "the capability of a metal to be fused"

  3. capability, capableness, potentialitynoun

    an aptitude that may be developed

Wiktionary

  1. capabilitynoun

    The power or ability to generate an outcome.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Capabilitynoun

    Capacity; the quality of being capable.

    Etymology: from capable.

ChatGPT

  1. capability

    Capability refers to the ability or power to do something or perform a certain action. It can include a person's skills, abilities, knowledge, strengths, or resources that enable them to effectively accomplish tasks or goals. This term can also be used in reference to a system or device, indicating its capacity to perform or achieve specific functions or results.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Capabilitynoun

    the quality of being capable; capacity; capableness; esp. intellectual power or ability

  2. Capabilitynoun

    capacity of being used or improved

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. capability

    The ability to execute a specified course of action. (A capability may or may not be accompanied by an intention.)

Editors Contribution

  1. capability

    The power or ability to create an outcome.

    Our capability as a collective humanity is infinite, we are creating what our hearts desire, peace on earth, good health for all, human rights and shared prosperity for all.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 24, 2020  


  2. capability

    The quality of being capable.

    The capability of us all united as an intelligent humanity is amazing and we are achieving what our hearts desire.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 24, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'capability' in Nouns Frequency: #2007

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of capability in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of capability in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of capability in a Sentence

  1. David Maxwell:

    The one important capability that they have that is more important than their aircraft is their integrated air defense system. these radars, missiles, and gun systems will have to be immediately suppressed and destroyed when hostilities begin. The air defenses are more of a threat than their Air Force.

  2. David Kennedy:

    When you move that over to a public email address or a personal account, you lose all of that backup capability, so there's no way to actually go back and retrieve it.

  3. Pat Conroy:

    This is part of this government’s agenda to give the ADF the best possible capability, to give it greater ability to provide long-range strike and keep any potential adversary at bay, this is how we promote peace and stability by putting question marks in any potential adversary’s mind.

  4. Ejaz Haider:

    There is obviously going to be push-back from Pakistan, because if it (the drone) does get through in some way or other it enhances Indian capability.

  5. Pyotr Verzilov:

    We are sure that the only people that have the capability to target Navalny or myself are Russian security services with definite clearance from Russias political leadership, we believe that Putin definitely is a person who gives that go-ahead in this situation.

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