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abilitynoun [C/U]

us   /əˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i/
the mental or physical power or skill needed to do something: [U] They should not be taking in somebody they don't have the ability to care for. [C] Her teammates respect her abilities.
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"ability" in British English

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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: 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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-abilitysuffix

uk   / -ə.bɪl.ə.ti/ us   / -ə.bɪl.ə.t̬i/ also ibility
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"ability" in Business English

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abilitynoun [C or U]

uk   /əˈbɪləti/ us  
the power or skill needed to do something, or the fact that someone is able to do something: There's no doubting her ability. the ability to do sth A good leader has the ability to motivate people. We like our employees to have a broad range of abilities, not just good qualifications.
(Definition of ability from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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