capability

  • 1 Capability — is the ability to perform actions. As it applies to human capital, capability is the sum of expertise and capacity.It is a component within the theories of: * Capability based security in computing. * Capability approach in welfare economics. *… …

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  • 2 capability — UK US /ˌkeɪpəˈbɪləti/ noun [C or U] ► the ability or power to do something: manufacturing/marketing/technological capability »Firms with stronger technological capability are more likely to realize e commerce value. the capability to do sth »They …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 capability — index ability, caliber (mental capacity), caliber (quality), capacity (aptitude), competence ( …

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  • 4 Capability — Ca pa*bil i*ty, n.; pl. {Capabilities}. 1. The quality of being capable; capacity; capableness; esp. intellectual power or ability. [1913 Webster] A capability to take a thousand views of a subject. H. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. Capacity of being… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 capability — 1580s, formed in English from CAPABLE (Cf. capable) + ITY (Cf. ity). Capabilities undeveloped faculty or property is attested from 1778 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 capability — *ability, capacity Analogous words: competence, qualification or qualifications (see corresponding adjectives at ABLE): proficiency, adeptness, expertness, skillfulness (see corresponding adjectives at PROFICIENT): *art, skill, cunning Antonyms:… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 capability — [n] ability to perform adequacy, aptitude, art, capacity, competence, craft, cunning, effectiveness, efficacy, efficiency, facility, faculty, means, might, potency, potential, potentiality, power, proficiency, qualification, qualifiedness, skill …

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  • 8 capability — ► NOUN (pl. capabilities) ▪ the power or ability to do something …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 capability — [kā΄pə bil′ə tē] n. pl. capabilities 1. the quality of being capable; practical ability 2. a capacity for being used or developed 3. [pl.] abilities, features, etc. not yet developed or utilized …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 capability — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ advanced, enhanced ▪ limited ▪ The company s manufacturing capability is limited. ▪ potential ▪ proven …

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  • 11 capability */*/ — UK [ˌkeɪpəˈbɪlətɪ] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms capability : singular capability plural capabilities 1) the ability to do something She could win the competition – she certainly has the capability. The firm wants to increase its… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 capability — ca|pa|bil|i|ty [ ,keıpə bıləti ] noun count or uncount ** 1. ) the ability to do something: She could win the competition she certainly has the capability. The firm wants to increase its manufacturing capability. the capability to do something:… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 capability — n. 1) to demonstrate one s capabilities 2) a defense; nuclear capability 3) the capability to + int. (the capability to win) 4) beyond; within one s capabilities * * * [ˌkeɪpə bɪlɪtɪ] nuclear capability within one s capabilityies a defense beyond …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 capability — ca|pa|bil|i|ty S3 [ˌkeıpəˈbılıti] n plural capabilities 1.) the natural ability, skill, or power that makes a machine, person, or organization able to do something, especially something difficult ▪ the country s manufacturing capability… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 capability — [[t]ke͟ɪpəbɪ̱lɪti[/t]] capabilities 1) N VAR: with supp, oft adj N, N to inf If you have the capability or the capabilities to do something, you have the ability or the qualities that are necessary to do it. People experience differences in… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 capability — noun (C) 1 the natural ability, skill, or power that makes you able to do something: a child s language capability | capability to do sth: A willingness and a capability to change are necessary to meet the market s needs. | beyond sb s… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 capability — noun (plural ties) Date: 1587 1. the quality or state of being capable; also ability 2. a feature or faculty capable of development ; potentiality 3. the facil …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 capability — /kay peuh bil i tee/, n., pl. capabilities. 1. the quality of being capable; capacity; ability: His capability was unquestionable. 2. the ability to undergo or be affected by a given treatment or action: the capability of glass in resisting heat …

    Universalium

  • 19 capability — [ˌkeɪpəˈbɪləti] noun [C/U] the ability to do something the company s manufacturing capability[/ex] We have the capability to produce faster trains.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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

    Military dictionary