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"capability" in British English

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capabilitynoun [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 ​jobproperly.

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.
(Definition of capability from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"capability" in Business English

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capabilitynoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌkeɪpəˈbɪləti/
the ​ability or ​power to do something: manufacturing/marketing/technological capability Firms with ​strongertechnological capability are more likely to ​realizee-commercevalue.the capability to do sth They have the capability to ​double their ​exports. within/beyond sb's/sth's capabilities Many ​retailers are ​struggling because they ​expanded beyond their capabilities.
(Definition of capability from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “capability”
in Arabic قُدرة…
in Korean 가능성…
in Portuguese capacidade, aptidão, competência…
in Catalan capacitat, habilitat…
in Japanese 能力…
in Chinese (Simplified) 能力, 才干, 水平…
in Turkish yeterlik, yetenek, güç…
in Russian способность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 能力, 才幹, 水準…
in Italian capacità…
in Polish potencjał, zdolność…
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