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Meaning of ability

a•bil•i•ty

Pronunciation: (u-bil'i-tē), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. power or capacity to do or act physically, mentally, legally, morally, financially, etc.
  2. competence in an activity or occupation because of one's skill, training, or other qualification: the ability to sing well.
  3. talents; special skills or aptitudes: Composing music is beyond his abilities.

-ability

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combination ofandfound on nouns corresponding to adjectives incapability.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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