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Definition of Ability

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power, capacity, capability; skill, talent, aptitude, mental skill or physical power of a person to do something
Ability Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
potestas, facultas
Ability Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The quality or state of being able; power to perform, whether physical, moral, intellectual, conventional, or legal; capacity; skill or competence in doing; sufficiency of strength, skill, resources, etc.; -- in the plural, faculty, talent.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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 mental ability 
 learning ability 
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
cumas m.; acfuinn f.; ábaltacht
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Abledd = n. m. ability, power
Gall = n. energy; ability
The Devil's Dictionary
Ability, (n.)

The natural equipment to accomplish some small part of the meaner ambitions distinguishing able men from dead ones. In the last analysis ability is commonly found to consist mainly in a high degree of solemnity. Perhaps, however, this impressive quality is rightly appraised; it is no easy task to be solemn.
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
Shakespeare Words
wealth, means.
WordNet 2.0

1. the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment
(antonym) inability, unfitness
(hypernym) quality
(hyponym) adaptability
(attribute) able
2. possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination"
(synonym) power
(antonym) inability
(hypernym) cognition, knowledge, noesis
(hyponym) know-how
(attribute) able
Ability Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Learning, Performance and Training Definitions
Power to perform an act, either innate or the result of learning and practice.
Donald Clark
Dream Quotations
More important than talent, strength, or knowledge is the ability to laugh at yourself and enjoy the pursuit of your dreams.
Ability Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Ability may refer to:
  • Aptitude, a component of a competency to do a certain kind of work at a certain level
  • Intelligence, logic, abstract thought, understanding, self-awareness, communication, learning, having emotional knowledge, retaining, planning, and problem solving
  • Knowledge, a familiarity with someone or something, which can include facts, information, descriptions, or skills
  • Skill, the learned ability to carry out a task with pre-determined results
  • Power (social and political), the ability to influence people or events
  • Capability (disambiguation)
  • Superpower (ability), a popular culture term for a fictional superhuman ability
  • Intellectual giftedness, an intellectual ability significantly higher than average.

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Ability Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
English - Klingon
n. laH
Ability Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
being able to do something