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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ca·pa·ble /ˈkepəbəl, ||ˈkepbəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ca·pa·ble a.
 1. Possessing ability, qualification, or susceptibility; having capacity; of sufficient size or strength; as, a room capable of holding a large number; a castle capable of resisting a long assault.
    Concious of joy and capable of pain.   --Prior.
 2. Possessing adequate power; qualified; able; fully competent; as, a capable instructor; a capable judge; a mind capable of nice investigations.
    More capable to discourse of battles than to give them.   --Motley.
 3. Possessing legal power or capacity; as, a man capable of making a contract, or a will.
 4. Capacious; large; comprehensive. [Obs.]
 Note:Capable is usually followed by of, sometimes by an infinitive.
 Syn: -- Able; competent; qualified; fitted; efficient; effective; skillful.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability;
             "capable of winning"; "capable of hard work"; "capable
             of walking on two feet" [ant: incapable]
      2:  possibly accepting or permitting; "a passage capable of
         misinterpretation"; "open to interpretation"; "an issue
         open to question"; "the time is fixed by the director and
         players and therefore subject to much variation" [syn: open,
      3: (followed by `of') having the temperament or inclination
         for; "no one believed her capable of murder" [ant: incapable]
      4: having the requisite qualities for; "equal to the task";
         "the work isn't up to the standard I require" [syn: adequate
         to(p), equal to(p), up to(p)]
      5: have the skills and qualifications to do things well; "able
         teachers"; "a capable administrator"; "children as young
         as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable" [syn: able]