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Synonyms for capability
ˌkeɪ pəˈbɪl ɪ tica·pa·bil·i·ty

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. capability

    Power is the most general term of this group, including every quality, property, or faculty by which any change, effect, or result is, or may be, produced; as, the power of the legislature to enact laws, or of the executive to enforce them; the power of an acid to corrode a metal; the power of a polished surface to reflect light. Ability is nearly coextensive with power, but does not reach the positiveness and vigor that may be included in the meaning of power, ability often implying latent, as distinguished from active power; we speak of an exertion of power, but not of an exertion of ability. Power and ability include capacity, which is power to receive; but ability is often distinguished from capacity, as power that may be manifested in doing, as capacity is in receiving; one may have great capacity for acquiring knowledge, and yet not possess ability to teach. Efficiency is active power to effect a definite result, the power that actually does, as distinguished from that which may do. Competency is equal to the occasion, readiness prompt for the occasion. Faculty is an inherent quality of mind or body; talent, some special mental ability. Dexterity and skill are readiness and facility in action, having a special end; talent is innate, dexterity and skill are largely acquired. Our abilities include our natural capacity, faculties, and talents, with all the dexterity, skill, and readiness that can be acquired. Efficacy is the power to produce an intended effect as shown in the production of it; as, the efficacy of a drug. Efficiency is effectual agency, competent power; efficiency is applied in mechanics as denoting the ratio of the effect produced to the power expended in producing it; but this word is chiefly used of intelligent agents as denoting the quality that brings all one's power to bear promptly and to the best purpose on the thing to be done. Compare ADDRESS; DEXTERITY; SKILFUL.

    Synonyms:
    ability, aptitude, capacity, cleverness, cogency, competency, dexterity, efficacy, efficiency, energy, expertness, faculty, force, might, power, qualification, readiness, skill, strength, susceptibility, talent

    Antonyms:
    awkwardness, dulness, feebleness, helplessness, imbecility, impotence, inability, inaptitude, incapacity, incompetence, inefficiency, maladroitness, stupidity, unskilfulness, weakness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. capability

    Synonyms:
    cleverness, aptitude, talent, capacity, power, facility, faculty

    Antonyms:
    dulness, inaptitude, awkwardness, difficulty

Princeton's WordNet

  1. capability, capablenessnoun

    the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally

    "he worked to the limits of his capability"

    Synonyms:
    capacity, capableness, potentiality

    Antonyms:
    incapability, incapableness

  2. capability, capacitynoun

    the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment

    "the capability of a metal to be fused"

    Synonyms:
    potentiality, mental ability, capacity, capacitance, capableness, content, electrical capacity

    Antonyms:
    incapability, incapableness

  3. capability, capableness, potentialitynoun

    an aptitude that may be developed

    Synonyms:
    capacity, potency, capableness, potential, potentiality

    Antonyms:
    incapability, incapableness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. capabilitynoun

    Synonyms:
    capableness, capacity, ability, ableness, skill, competency, efficiency

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. capabilitynoun

    Synonyms:
    ability, capacity, competency, qualification, efficiency, proficiency

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How to use capability in a sentence?

  1. Sirajuddin Haqqani:

    All that said, the question is not whether the United States has the capability to fight terrorists, the question is whether our political leaders have the will to continue to focus on this problem.

  2. Harits Abu Ulya:

    This is an indication that he has been learning from the Paris attacks and he has studied the strategy, i still have doubts about the capability of the local militants to carry out attacks on a bigger scale. But it is a possibility.

  3. Roger Wicker:

    Strategic investments in technologies and supply chains are important, but we will not win by simply throwing money at the problem, we could actually end up doing harm if recipients of funding through this concept lack the capacity and capability to conduct RD activities that are actually useful.

  4. Ken Farley:

    These rocks are likely to be mudstones, once mud at the bottom of the lake, and these are very important for our investigation because this is the kind of environment that we expect to be most habitable by organisms that might have existed on Mars billions of years ago, as well as having the capability to preserve bio signatures over the billions of years since.

  5. Karl Dewey:

    What we suggest is that North Korea has just begun to double its centrifuge enrichment capability.


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