Etymology
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capability (n.)
"quality of being capable, ability to receive or power to do," 1580s, from capable + -ity. Capabilities "undeveloped faculty or property" is attested from 1778.
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availability (n.)
"capability of advantageous use," 1803, from available + -ity.
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athleticism (n.)
1835, "devotion to athletics," from athletic + -ism. Also, by late 19c., "physical strength and capability of robust activity."
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educability (n.)

"capability of being educated; capacity for receiving instruction," 1821, in phrenology; see educable + -ity.

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applicability (n.)
"capability of being used," 1650s, from applicable + -ity. Earlier was appliableness (1580s), now obsolete.
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venality (n.)
1610s, from French vénalité or directly from Late Latin venalitatem (nominative venalitas) "capability of being bought," from Latin venalis "capable of being bought" (see venal).
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malleability (n.)

"capability of being shaped or stretched by pressure," especially by beating or rolling, 1680s, from malleable + -ity.

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polymorphism (n.)

"capability of existing in different forms;" in zoology, "difference of form, structure, or type," 1839, from polymorph + -ism.

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manageable (adj.)

1590s, "capable of being handled or manipulated;" c. 1600, "capability of being governed or controlled," from manage + -able. Related: Manageably.

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plasticity (n.)

"capability of being molded or formed; property of giving form or shape to matter," 1768, from plastic (adj.) + -ity.

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