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Definition of capability noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. capabilities) [countable, uncountable]
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  1. 1capability (to do something/of doing something) the ability or qualities necessary to do something Animals in the zoo have lost the capability to catch/of catching food for themselves. beyond/within the capabilities of current technology Age affects the range of a person's capabilities. a company's production capabilities
  2. 2the power or weapons that a country has for war or for military action The U.S.'s nuclear/military capability
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