Meaning of ABILITY in English


(POWER) [noun] - the physical or mental power or skill needed to do somethingSomeone of her ability is bound to succeed. [U]His failure was not due to lack of ability. [U]She has the ability/a remarkable ability to summarize an argument in a few words. [U + to infinitive]What I need is a camera which has the ability to focus automatically. [U + to infinitive]She's a woman of considerable abilities. [C]I have children in my class of very mixed abilities (= different levels of skill or intelligence). [C]The children are taught in a mixed ability class.See also able (CAN DO); able (SKILFUL).-ability (QUALITY), -ibility [suffix] - used to form nouns from adjectives ending in '-able' or '-

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