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Noun: ability  u'bi-lu-tee
  1. The quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment
  2. Possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done
    "danger heightened his abilities of discrimination";
    - power

Derived forms: abilities

See also: able, unable

Type of: cognition, knowledge, noesis, quality

Antonym: inability

Encyclopedia: Ability