Capability



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

Chatzky’s 6 Tips for the Jobless Jean Chatzky August 14, 2011
Leslie H. Gelb: North Korea, U.S. Headed to Brink of War, Unnoticed Leslie H. Gelb March 31, 2012
Iraqi Kurds Get Their Groove Back, End Siege of Mount Sinjar Jamie Dettmer December 19, 2014
Taliban Commanders Say Kabul Attacks Show New Strategy Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau April 14, 2012
Apple Wants to Make Your Head Into an App Abby Haglage February 18, 2014

Historical Examples

House of Torment Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
The Swamp Doctor’s Adventures in The South-West John Robb
Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln
At Fault Kate Chopin.

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
n.
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.
(1998-03-08)

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