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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Definitions of capability

capability (n.)
the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally;
he worked to the limits of his capability
Synonyms: capableness
capability (n.)
the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment;
the capability of a metal to be fused
Synonyms: capacity
capability (n.)
an aptitude that may be developed;
Synonyms: capableness / potentiality
From wordnet.princeton.edu