Definition of


  1. (noun, attribute) the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally
  2. (noun, cognition) an aptitude that may be developed
  3. (noun, state) the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Capability

capableness, capacity, potentiality

Antonyms of Capability


Origin of the word Capability

  1. 1610s, formed in English from capable + -ity. Capabilities "undeveloped faculty or property" is attested from 1778. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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