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capability

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌkeɪ.pəˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/

capability noun [C or U] (ABILITY)

C1 the ability to do something: These tests are beyond the capability of an average twelve-year-old. [+ to infinitive] With the new machines we finally have the capability (= power) to do the job properly.Skill, talent and ability

capability noun [C or U] (WEAPONS)

the number of weapons, soldiers, etc. a country has to fight a war: Several countries are trying to develop a nuclear capability.Providing weapons or taking weapons awaySoldiers and people who fight in warsThe armed forces generally
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