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1) ability. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...3. The quality of being suitable for or receptive to a specified treatment; capacity: the ability of a computer to be configured for use as a file server. See Usage...

2) ability. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...expertness, knack, mastery, proficiency, skill, technique. Informal : know-how. See ABILITY, KNOWLEDGE. 2. Physical, mental, financial, or legal power to perform:...

3) ability, capacity. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...Capacity is applied to inanimate as well as animate things; ability refers mostly to people and animals. In combined use, ability takes to plus an infinitive, capacity...

4) Ability. V. English Traits. Emerson, Ralph Waldo. 1909-14. Essays and English Traits. The Harvard Classics
...harvests; and justified their occupancy of the centre of habitable land, by their supreme ability and cosmopolitan spirit. They have tilled, builded, forged, spun,...

5) -ability. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Ability, inclination, or suitability for a specified action or condition: teachability. Middle English -abilitie, from Old French -abilite, from Latin -bilits, from...

6) -ability. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...See -IBILITY. 1...

7) ability grouping. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...The practice of placing students with others with comparable skills or needs, as in classes or in groups within a class. 2. See tracking (sense 1)....

8) §3. His constructive ability. II. The Sacred Poets. Vol. 7. Cavalier and Puritan. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 1907–21
...it is artifice throughout, and yet, within its limits, a masterpiece of art. His constructive ability is one of his best artistic gifts. The Quip is a poem of perfect...

9) -ibility, -ability. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...or borrowed from Latin with the suffixes already in place (visibility, risibility, predictability, laudability). While they augment our vocabulary, they sometimes...

10) intelligence. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...intelligence, in psychology, the general mental ability involved in calculating, reasoning, perceiving relationships and analogies, learning quickly, storing and...

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