Translation of "ability" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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abilitynoun [ C or U ]

uk /əˈbɪl.ə.ti/ us /əˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/

B1 the physical or mental power or skill needed to do something

(体力或智力方面的)能力;才能,才智
There's no doubting her ability. 她的能力毋庸置疑。
[ + to infinitive ] She had the ability to explain things clearly and concisely. 她有能力简单扼要地把事情解释清楚。
She's a woman of considerable abilities. 她是个非常有才干的女性。
I have children in my class of very mixed abilities (= different levels of skill or intelligence). 我班里孩子们的能力参差不齐。
a mixed-ability class 不同智力水平的学生混编的班级

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-abilitysuffix

uk / -ə.bɪl.ə.ti/ us / -ə.bɪl.ə.t̬i/ also ibility

used to form nouns from adjectives ending in "-able" to mean the quality of being the stated adjective

(用于把以 -able 或 -ible 结尾的形容词转化为名词,表示这些形容词具有的特性)…性
suitability 适宜性
vulnerability

(Translation of “ability” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)