ability, capacity, competence, facility, faculty, means, potential, potentiality, power, proficiency, qualification(s), wherewithal
inability, incompetence, inefficiency, ineptitude, powerlessness
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capability ( 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
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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