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English noun: ability

1. ability (attribute) the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment

Broader (hypernym)quality

Narrower (hyponym)adaptability, capability, capableness, competence, competency, contractility, form, immunocompetence, interoperability, magical ability, magical power, Midas touch, penetration, physical ability, sensitiveness, sensitivity, totipotence, totipotency

Attributeable, unable

Antonymsinability, unfitness

2. ability (cognition) possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done

SamplesDanger heightened his powers of discrimination.


Broader (hypernym)cognition, knowledge, noesis

Narrower (hyponym)accomplishment, acquirement, acquisition, aptitude, attainment, bilingualism, capacity, creative thinking, creativeness, creativity, faculty, hand, intelligence, know-how, leadership, mental ability, mental faculty, module, originality, science, skill, skill, superior skill



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