noun, plural a·bil·i·ties.
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Origin of ability
synonym study for ability
OTHER WORDS FROM abilitysub·a·bil·i·ty, noun, plural sub·a·bil·i·ties.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH abilityability , capacity
Definition for ability (2 of 2)
Origin of -ability
Example sentences from the Web for ability
That article noted that the F-35 does not currently have the ability to down-link live video to ground troops,.
Speech, in this case, is our ability to spend money on a goofy entertainment.
Nor does the jet have the ability to capture high-definition video, utilize an infra-red pointer.
Police, their representatives and supporters tell us, ensure our freedom of speech through our ability to protest.
Her magical ability to shrink people just by staring at them is also put to great use here.
Vain also was the valour and ability he showed in the campaign against the Royalists in La Vende.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
In disease, the amount of solids depends mainly upon the activity of metabolism and the ability of the kidneys to excrete.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
The ability to sustain the tone for a long time will increase, and with it the power of the muscles exercised.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
The presence of a large gold fund was an assurance of the ability to return to specie payments after the close of the war.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
Much has been said and written about the courage of the lion, and his ability to attack and kill any other animal.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne