Capabilities



the quality of being capable; capacity; ability:
His capability was unquestionable.
the ability to undergo or be affected by a given treatment or action:
the capability of glass in resisting heat.
Usually, capabilities. qualities, abilities, features, etc., that can be used or developed; potential:
Though dilapidated, the house has great capabilities.
Contemporary Examples

Airstrikes Against ISIS Are Tactics. Here’s a Strategy Daniel L. Davis September 14, 2014
U.S. Diplomats and Marines Close Embassy and Flee Libya Fighting Jamie Dettmer July 26, 2014
Send This Reporter to Jail Gabriel Schoenfeld May 6, 2010
The Worst Place in the World for MH370 to Go Missing Clive Irving April 4, 2014
D-Day Was The Largest And One Of The Bloodiest Invasions In History James A. Warren June 5, 2014

Historical Examples

The Literature of Ecstasy Albert Mordell
Fair Harbor Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Added Upon Nephi Anderson
Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
Darkwater W. E. B. Du Bois

noun (pl) -ties
the quality of being capable; ability
the quality of being susceptible to the use or treatment indicated: the capability of a metal to be fused
(usually pl) a characteristic that may be developed; potential aptitude
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