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noun [C or U] uk   /əˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
B1 the physical or mental power or skill needed to do something: There's no doubting her ability. [+ to infinitive] She had the ability to explain things clearly and concisely. She's a woman of considerable abilities. I have children in my class of very mixed abilities (= different levels of skill or intelligence). a mixed-ability class
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