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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.

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.
Translations of “capability”
in Korean 가능성…
in Arabic قُدرة…
in Portuguese capacidade, aptidão, competência…
in Catalan capacitat, habilitat…
in Japanese 能力…
in Italian capacità…
in Chinese (Traditional) 能力, 才幹, 水準…
in Russian способность…
in Turkish yeterlik, yetenek, güç…
in Chinese (Simplified) 能力, 才干, 水平…
in Polish potencjał, zdolność…
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