ABILITY: ABILITIES

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MATERIA (-AE) (F)
MATERIES (-EI) (F)

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  • Abilities — Ability A*bil i*ty ([.a]*b[i^]l [i^]*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Abilities} ([.a]*b[i^]l [i^]*t[i^]z). [F. habilet[ e], earlier spelling habilit[ e] (with silent h), L. habilitas aptitude, ability, fr. habilis apt. See {Able}.] The quality or state of being …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ability — A*bil i*ty ([.a]*b[i^]l [i^]*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Abilities} ([.a]*b[i^]l [i^]*t[i^]z). [F. habilet[ e], earlier spelling habilit[ e] (with silent h), L. habilitas aptitude, ability, fr. habilis apt. See {Able}.] The quality or state of being able;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ability — UK US /əˈbɪləti/ noun [C or U] ► 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… …   Financial and business terms

  • ability — ► NOUN (pl. abilities) 1) the power or capacity to do something. 2) skill or talent. ORIGIN Latin habilitas, from habilis able …   English terms dictionary

  • ability — [ə bil′ə tē] n. pl. abilities [ME abilite < MFr habilité < L habilitas < habilis: see ABLE] 1. a being able; power to do (something physical or mental) 2. skill, expertness, or talent …   English World dictionary

  • ability */*/*/ — UK [əˈbɪlətɪ] / US noun Word forms ability : singular ability plural abilities Get it right: ability: When ability means the fact of being able to do something , it is followed by an infinitive. It is never used in the pattern the ability of… …   English dictionary

  • ability — noun 1 skill/power to do sth ADJECTIVE ▪ exceptional, extraordinary, great, outstanding, remarkable, uncanny ▪ inherent, innate, natural …   Collocations dictionary

  • ability — [[t]əbɪ̱lɪti[/t]] ♦♦ abilities 1) N SING: N to inf, oft with poss Your ability to do something is the fact that you can do it. The public never had faith in his ability to handle the job... He has the ability to bring out the best in others. Syn …   English dictionary

  • ability — noun plural abilities (C, U) 1 something that you are able to do, especially because you have a particular mental or physical skill: ability to do sth: Our ability to think and speak separates us from other mammals. | have the ability to do sth ( …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ability — /euh bil i tee/, n., pl. abilities. 1. power or capacity to do or act physically, mentally, legally, morally, financially, etc. 2. competence in an activity or occupation because of one s skill, training, or other qualification: the ability to… …   Universalium

  • ability — a|bil|i|ty W1S1 [əˈbılıti] n plural abilities [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: habilité, from Latin habilitas, from habilis; ABLE] 1.) the state of being able to do something ability to do sth ▪ the ability to walk …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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