Meaning of -ABILITY in English

-ABILITY

noun suffix

also -ibility “

( -es )

Etymology: Middle English -ablete, -abilite, -iblete, -ibilite, from Middle French -ableté, -abilité, -ibleté, -ibilité, from Latin -abilitas, -ibilitas, from -abilis, -ibilis + -tas -ty

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

ensil ability

wash ability

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