having power and ability; efficient; competent:
a capable instructor.
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.
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having ability, esp in many different fields; competent
(postpositive) foll by of. able or having the skill (to do something): she is capable of hard work
(postpositive) foll by of. having the temperament or inclination (to do something): he seemed capable of murder
capable of holding much; spacious or roomy: a capacious storage bin. Contemporary Examples Elena Kagan’s Surprise Defender Richard A. Epstein May 10, 2010 My Moments With Ariel Sharon Seth Lipsky January 10, 2014 How Hillary’s Feeling About Caroline Christopher Buckley January 23, 2009 Historical Examples Poems 1817 John Keats Imogen William Godwin The Man in […]
capable of holding much; spacious or roomy: a capacious storage bin. Historical Examples American Political Ideas Viewed From The Standpoint Of Universal History John Fiske Nationalism Rabindranath Tagore The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume II Thomas Paine Our Churches and Chapels Atticus The Moon and Sixpence W. Somerset Maugham Rab and His Friends and Other […]
the ratio of an impressed charge on a conductor to the corresponding change in potential. the ratio of the charge on either conductor of a capacitor to the potential difference between the conductors. the property of being able to collect a charge of electricity. Symbol: C. Historical Examples LRL Accelerators Lawrence Radiation Laboratory The Radio […]
to make capable; enable. Historical Examples Notes on the Book of Leviticus C. H. Mackintosh Journal of a Residence at Bagdad Anthony Groves Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II Joshua Rose verb (transitive) to make legally competent (rare) to make capable v.