Capability definition

kāpə-bĭlĭ-tē
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The quality of being capable; ability.
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Abilities, features, etc. not yet developed or utilized.
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In information security, an indicator (token, semaphore, etc.) that authorizes an access mode to an object such as a file or a device for a specific user or process. See also privilege.
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The quality of being capable; practical ability.
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The capacity to be used, treated, or developed for a specific purpose.

Nuclear capability.

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A capacity for being used or developed.
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The definition of a capability is something that a person or thing is able to do.

When a person can cook, this is an example of a situation where he has the capability to cook.

When a computer can open a file, this is an example of a situation where the computer has the capability to open the file.

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A talent or ability that has potential for development or use.

A student of great capabilities.

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The power or ability to generate an outcome.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
capability
Plural:
capabilities