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.
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- o·ver·ca·pa·bil·i·ty, noun, plural o·ver·ca·pa·bil·i·ties.
- su·per·ca·pa·bil·i·ty, noun, plural su·per·ca·pa·bil·i·ties.
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How to use capability in a sentence
Buyers said improvements to its e-commerce capabilities — like its partnership with Shopify as well as new e-commerce-focused ad units like a dynamic catalog ad unit that’s currently in beta — are swaying marketers to spend more on the app.‘The momentum is there’: In 2021, marketers are starting to see TikTok as a staple of the social budget | Kristina Monllos | February 12, 2021 | Digiday
We will continue to recruit based on experience and background and capability, rather than geography.Publishers look to allay employee fears over a return to the office by offering additional flexibility | Jessica Davies | February 10, 2021 | Digiday
That said, Zeta currently only supports two people per account, while Braid already has the capability to add multiple parties to its joint account.
This means making sure that the data is fully harmonized, comparable, and accessible through an integrated tool that provides the right capabilities for each agency role.
Wanga began her Target career in supply chain, serving in a variety of transformational leadership roles, including modernizing Supply Chain, Business Intelligence, Digital and Strategy capabilities.ESSENCE Appoints Executive Team To Lead Company’s Strategic Realignment, Innovation Focus And Community Impact | Stephanie Dunivan | February 9, 2021 | Essence.com
“The U.S. Navy will attain IOC [initial operational capability] in 2018 with 3F software,” DellaVedova wrote.
Should capability delivery experience additional changes, this estimate will be revised appropriately.
As for the search, which will soon resume, Soelisto confessed that “the capability of our equipment is not optimum.”
Nor are there any current plans to add that capability to the F-35.Newest U.S. Stealth Fighter ‘10 Years Behind’ Older Jets | Dave Majumdar | December 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As Kurdish leaders acknowledge, liberating Mosul is beyond the capability of the peshmerga and government forces will be needed.Iraqi Kurds Get Their Groove Back, End Siege of Mount Sinjar | Jamie Dettmer | December 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But against any such depreciatory remarks we have to set Chopin's high opinion of Zywny's teaching capability.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
She frequently, out of the strength of her address and capability, had these moments of musing over what could be done.Country Neighbors | Alice Brown
The governor was required to perform other duties, which were grossly unjust, and in some cases beyond human capability.History of Prince Edward Island | Duncan Campbell
His capability in all kinds was limited; his connections, with this side and that, were very intricate.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. III. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
This capability of dispensing with a generally untractable element of support was felt to be a great comfort.The Prime Minister | Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for capability
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 plural) a characteristic that may be developed; potential aptitude
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