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ability, capacity, competence, facility, faculty, means, potential, potentiality, power, proficiency, qualification(s), wherewithal  
   inability, incompetence, inefficiency, ineptitude, powerlessness  
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  ( capabilities    plural  )
1       n-var   If you have the capability or the capabilities to do something, you have the ability or the qualities that are necessary to do it.  
with supp, oft adj N, N to-inf   (=ability)  
People experience differences in physical and mental capability depending on the time of day..., The standards set four years ago in Seoul will be far below the athletes' capabilities now.     
2       n-var   A country's military capability is its ability to fight in a war.  
with supp, usu adj N, N to-inf  
Their military capability has been reduced because their air force has proved not to be effective...     

nuclear capability        ( nuclear capabilities    plural  ) If a country has nuclear capability, it is able to produce nuclear power and usually nuclear weapons.      n-var  

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