Ca·pa·bil·i·ty n.; pl. Capabilities
1. The quality of being capable; capacity; capableness; esp. intellectual power or ability.
A capability to take a thousand views of a subject. --H. Taylor.
2. Capacity of being used or improved.
n 1: the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually
or legally; "he worked to the limits of his capability"
[syn: capableness] [ant: incapability, incapability]
2: the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment;
"the capability of a metal to be fused" [syn: capacity]
3: an aptitude that may be developed [syn: capableness, potentiality]