Definition of “ability” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C, U ] us uk /əˈbɪləti/

B1 the physical or mental skill or qualities that you need to do something:

[ + to do sth ] He had the ability to explain things clearly.
The report questions the technical ability of the staff.
→ Opposite inability → Compare disability

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(Definition of “ability” from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)