- plural form of capability
The definition of capabilities is what a person has the ability or knowledge to do.
Examples of capabilities include counting to 100, knowing the alphabet and writing out one's own name for a kindergartner.
- Jobs done by people will be only the ones that require uniquely human capabilities to do.
- The attacks were too powerful for the capabilities of our enemies alone.
- The capabilities of the company's territory are only dimly known.
- It is impossible within brief limits to convey more than a general idea of the work of a philosopher who published more than three hundred original papers bearing upon nearly every branch of physical science; who one day was working out the mathematics of a vortex theory of matter on hydrodynamical principles or discovering the limitations of the capabilities of the vortex atom, on another was applying the theory of elasticity to tides in the solid earth, or was calculating the size of water molecules, and later was designing an electricity meter, a dynamo or a domestic water-tap. It is only by reference to his published papers that any approximate conception can be formed of his life's work; but the student who had read all these knew comparatively little of Lord Kelvin if he had not talked with him face to face.
- The dramatic capabilities of the subject are, however, great, and it afterwards attracted Schiller, who, however, seems to have abandoned it in favour of the similar theme of the Russian Demetrius.