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Definition of: ability

(ə·bilə·tē) noun plural ·ties
1. The state of being able; physical, mental, legal, or financial power to do.
2. plural Natural or acquired aptitude.
3. Psychol. That which a person can actually do on the basis of present development and training. [<OF ablete <L habilitas <habilis. See ABLE.]
Synonyms: aptitude, capability, capacity, cleverness, competence, competency, dexterity, efficiency, expertness, faculty, power, qualification, readiness, skill, talent. Ability includes every form of power. Capacity is power to receive. Dexterity and skill are readiness and facility in action, having a special end, and are largely acquired. Efficiency brings all one's ability to bear promptly on the thing to be done. Compare POWER. Antonyms: awkwardness, imbecility, inability, incapacity, incompetency, inefficiency, stupidity.

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