HyperDic: ability

English > 2 senses of the word ability:
NOUNattributeabilitythe quality of being able to perform
cognitionability, powerpossession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done
ability > pronunciation
Soundsahbih'lahtiy
Rhymesabnormality ... zloty: 638 rhymes with tiy...
English > ability: 2 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment.
Attributesable(usually followed by 'to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something
unable(usually followed by 'to') not having the necessary means or skill or know-how
NarrowerMidas touchAn ability to make and manage large amounts of money
adaptabilityThe ability to change (or be changed) to fit changed circumstances
capability, capablenessThe quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally
competence, competencyThe quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually
contractilityThe capability or quality of shrinking or contracting, especially by muscle fibers and even some other forms of living matter
formAn ability to perform well
immunocompetenceThe ability to develop an immune response following exposure to an antigen
interoperability(computer science) the ability to exchange and use information (usually in a large heterogeneous network made up of several local area networks)
magical ability, magical powerAn ability to perform magic
penetrationThe ability to make way into or through something
physical abilityThe ability to perform some physical act
sensitivity, sensitivenessThe ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment
totipotency, totipotenceThe ability of a cell to give rise to unlike cells and so to develop a new organism or part
BroaderqualityAn essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
Oppositeinability, unfitnesslacking the power to perform
Spanishaptitud, capacidad, habilidad
Catalanaptitud
Adjectivesable(usually followed by 'to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something
ablehaving inherent physical or mental ... / mental ability or capacity
ablehave the skills and qualifications to do things well
English > ability: 2 senses > noun 2, cognition
Meaningpossession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done.
Synonympower
Attributesable(usually followed by 'to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something
Narroweraptitudeinherent ability
bilingualismThe ability to speak two languages colloquially
capacity, mental abilityThe power to learn or retain knowledge
creativity, creativeness, creative thinkingThe ability to create
faculty, mental faculty, moduleOne of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
handability
intelligenceThe ability to comprehend
know-howThe (technical) knowledge and skill required to do something
leadershipThe ability to lead
originalityThe ability to think and act independently
skill, scienceability to produce solutions in some problem domain
skill, accomplishment, acquirement, acquisition, attainmentAn ability that has been acquired by training
superior skillMore than ordinary ability
Broadercognition, knowledge, noesisThe psychological result of perception / perception and learning and reasoning
Oppositeinabilitylack of ability (especially mental ability) to do something
Spanishcapacidad, ingenio, poder
Catalancapacitat, enginy, poder
Adjectivesable(usually followed by 'to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something
ablehaving inherent physical or mental ... / mental ability or capacity
ablehave the skills and qualifications to do things well

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