Meaning of ABILITY in English

ABILITY

n.

Variant: also -ibility

Function: noun suffix

Etymology: Middle English -abilite, -ibilite, from Anglo-French -abilité, -ibilité, from Latin -abilitas, -ibilitas, from -abilis, -ibilis -able + -tas -ty

: capacity, fitness, or tendency to act or be acted on in a (specified) way <agglutin ability >

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