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.
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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
operating system, security
An operating system security or access control model where specific types of access to a specific object are granted by giving a process this data structure or token.
The token may be unforgeable (typically by using encryption or hardware “tagged” memory). Capabilities are used in OSes such as Hydra, KeyKOS, EROS, Chorus/Mix, and the Stanford V system. Similar to Kerberos, but in an OS context.
Compare access control list.
José Raoul [haw-se rah-ool] /hɔˈsɛ rɑˈul/ (Show IPA), 1888–1942, Cuban chess master. noun José Raúl (xoˈse raˈul), called Capa or the Chess Machine 1888–1942, Cuban chess player; world champion 1921–27.
capability maturity model software (CMM) The Software Engineering Institute’s model of software engineering that specifies five levels of maturity of the processes of a software organisation. CMM offers a framework for evolutionary process improvement. Originally applied to software development (SE-CMM), it has been expanded to cover other areas including Human Resources and Software Acquitition. The […]
having power and ability; efficient; competent: a capable instructor. capable of, having the ability or capacity for: a man capable of judging art. open to the influence or effect of; susceptible of: a situation capable of improvement. predisposed to; inclined to: capable of murder. Contemporary Examples Valerie Jarrett, Obama Consigliere—and Democracy Killer James Poulos November […]
having power and ability; efficient; competent: a capable instructor. capable of, having the ability or capacity for: a man capable of judging art. open to the influence or effect of; susceptible of: a situation capable of improvement. predisposed to; inclined to: capable of murder. Historical Examples The Gambler Katherine Cecil Thurston The Heart of Rachael […]