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a•bil•i•ty



Pronunciation: (u-bil'i-tē), [key]
n.,
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. abilities,talents; special skills or aptitudes: Composing music is beyond his abilities.

-ability




a combination of -able and -ity, found on nouns corresponding to adjectives in -able: capability.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

Abileneability grouping
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