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ability

noun [C, U]
 
 
/əˈbɪləti/
B1 the physical or mental skill or qualities that you need to do something: athletic/academic ability [+ to do sth] He had the ability to explain things clearly. The report questions the technical ability of the staff. → Opposite inability → Compare disabilitySkill, talent and ability
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