WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
ca•pa•bil•i•ty /ˌkeɪpəˈbɪlɪti/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. power;
    the quality of being capable: [uncountable]She is an actress of great capability.[countable]We admire her capabilities as an instructor.
  2. the power or ability to wage a war: [uncountable]the nuclear capability of that country.[countable]nuclear and weapons research capabilities.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
ca•pa•bil•i•ty  (kā′pə bili tē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ties. 
  1. the quality of being capable;
    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.
  3. Usually,  capabilities. qualities, abilities, features, etc., that can be used or developed;
    potential:Though dilapidated, the house has great capabilities.
  • Late Latin capābili(s) capable + -ty2
  • Middle French capabilité)
  • ( 1580–90

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

capability /ˌkeɪpəˈbɪlɪtɪ/ n ( pl -ties)
  1. the quality of being capable; ability
  2. the quality of being susceptible to the use or treatment indicated: the capability of a metal to be fused
  3. (usually plural) a characteristic that may be developed; potential aptitude

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