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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English - ability


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~ also -ibility suffix makes nouns from adjectives ending in -able and -ible  (manageability | suitability)
ability ~ S1 W1 n plural abilities 1 something that you are able to do, especially because you have a particular mental or physical skill ~ to do sth  (Our ability to think and speak separates us from other mammals.) have the ~ to do sth (=be able to do something, especially something that most people, machines etc cannot do)  (These creatures have the ability to withstand very low temperatures.) of great/exceptional etc ~ (=very good at something)  (a player of great ability | No one doubts her abilities as a manager.) 2 someone's, especially a student's, level of intelligence or skill, especially in school or college work  (There are children of all abilities in my class.) high/low/average ~ (=having a high, low etc level of intelligence or skill) mixed ~ class (=a class of students with different levels of intelligence) 3 to the best of your ability to do something as well as you can
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  (abilities) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. 1. Your ability to do something is the fact that you can do it. The public never had faith in his ability to handle the job... He has the ability to bring out the best in others. = capability N-SING: N to-inf, oft with poss 2. Your ability is the quality or skill that you have which makes it possible for you to do something. Her drama teacher spotted her ability... They repeatedly questioned his leadership abilities... Does the school cater for all abilities? N-VAR: oft with poss 3. If you do something to the best of your abilities or to the best of your ability, you do it as well as you can. I take care of them to the best of my abilities... PHRASE ...
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary
  noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle English abilite, from Anglo-French, from Latin habilitat-, habilitas, from habilis apt, skillful — more at able Date: 14th century 1. a. the quality or state of being able ~ of the soil to hold water; especially physical, mental, or legal power to perform b. competence in doing ; skill 2. natural aptitude or acquired proficiency children whose abilities warrant higher education ABILITY also -ibility noun suffix Etymology: Middle English -abilite, -ibilite, from Anglo-French -abilite, -ibilite, from Latin -abilitas, -ibilitas, from -abilis, -ibilis -able + -tas -ty  capacity, fitness, or tendency to act or be acted on in a (specified) way agglutinability ...
Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary
  suffix forming nouns of quality from, or corresponding to, adjectives in -able (capability; vulnerability). Etymology: F -abilit{eacute} or L -abilitas: cf. -ITY ABILITY n. (pl. -ies) 1 (often foll. by to + infin.) capacity or power (has the ability to write songs). 2 cleverness, talent; mental power (a person of great ability; has many abilities). Etymology: ME f. OF ablete f. L habilitas -tatis f. habilis able ...
Толковый словарь английского языка Oxford English Reference
  способность; возможность - abrasive ability - absorbing ability - adhesive ability - cognitive ability - coking ability - cooling ability - course-keeping ability - cross-linking ability - curving ability - dispersive ability - emissive ability - emulsifying ability - engine breathing ability - external measuring ability - felting ability - filter cleaning ability - flotation ability - freezing ability - glass-forming ability - handling ability - hauling ability - heat-conducting ability - heat sink ability - heat transport ability - internal measuring ability - load-carrying ability - lubricating ability - mold-filling ability - oil-film retaining ability - oxidizing ability - parking brake holding ability - penetration ability - power handling ability - power transmission ability - problem-solving ability - processing ability - pulling ability - range ability - reducing ability - reproductive ability - resolving ability - road-holding ability - rolling ability - running ability - screw holding ability - seagoing ability - sealing ability - self-cleaning ability - service brakes stopping ability - sintering ability - sludging ability - solubilizing ability - speed ability - stopping ability - takeoff ability - tinning ability - traction-penetration ability - tractive ability - turning ability - weight-arrying ability - wetting ability ...
Большой Англо-русский Русско-английский политехнический словарь
  способность ability to resist weathering ability of structure to perform satisfactory lifting ability load-bearing ability load-carrying ability self-curing ability ...
Англо-русский строительный словарь
  1) способность, возможность 2) мощность 3) стойкость – correcting ability – fax-sending ability – load-carrying ability – power handling ability ...
Англо-русский Русско-английски словарь по телекоммуникациям
  1) способность, возможность 2) умение - ability to adapt - seagoing ability ...
Англо-русский Русско-английский научно-технический словарь
  сущ. 1) способность, умение, платежеспособность 2) возможности 3) производительность, способность • - ability to adapt - ability to affect - ability to finance - ability to optimize - ability to pay - ability to perform a contract - ability to produce - ability to recognize - ability to relay - ability to repay - ability to stand trial - ability to work - ability-to-pay theory - animal's breeding abilities - competitive ability - entrepreneurial ability - gaining ability - inhering producing ability - laying ability - managerial abilities - managing ability - milk producing ability - productive ability - reproductive ability - service ability of product Syn: capability, power, capacity, aptitude, talent ABILITY 1) способность; умение 2) компетенция 3) платежеспособность – competitive ability – creative ability – interpretative ability – inventive ability – perceptional ability – recreative ability ABILITY сущ. 1) общ., псих. способность, умение (наличие способности к какой-либо деятельности) ability to see — способность видеть ability to work — работоспособность ability to work in a team — способность работать в команде ability to work under pressure — способность работать под давлением personal abilities — личные способности to the best of one’s ability — по мере сил способностей Ability to sell is essential for the job. — Умение продавать является необходимым для этой работы. Syn: capability, power, aptitude, talent, capacity 2) общ. талант (к чему-то), (высокие) способности; дарования ability in doing smth. — способности в каком-то деле natural ability — врожденнные...
Англо-русский Русско-английский экономический словарь
  способность, умение ability to conceive — способность к зачатию – colony-forming ability – combining ability – competitive ability – complement-fixing ability – germinating ability – regenerative ability ...
Англо-русский Русско-английский биологический словарь
  1. способность, возможность ability to walk —- способность ходить a child's ability to learn —- обучаемость ребенка 2. способность, ловкость; квалификация, умение ability test —- спец. психотехническое испытание ability factor —- тех. показатель работоспособности a man of ability —- способный или знающий человек ability to write well —- владение слогом ability to think clearly —- способность ясно мыслить ability in doing smth. —- ловкость в каком-л. деле to treat smth. with ability —- умело справляться с чем-л. to the best of one's ability —- по мере сил 3. способность; талант; дарование, одаренность ability for music —- музыкальные способности to be possessed of great ability —- быть одаренным composing music is beyond his abilities —- он не способен сочинять музыку 4. ком. платежеспособность 5. юр. правоспособность, компетенция ...
Новый большой англо-русский словарь
  factor tech. показатель работоспособности ABILITY noun  1) способность, возможность сделать что-л. ability to walk - способность ходить a childs ability to learn - обучаемость ребёнка spring ability - прыгучесть - climbing ability - cross-country ability - germinating ability - negotiation ability  2) способность, ловкость; квалификация, умение ability in doing smth. - ловкость в каком-л. деле to treat smth. with ability - умело справляться с чем-л. a man of ability - квалифицированный человек ability to write well - владение слогом ability to think clearly - способность ясно мыслить each man will be paid according to his ability - каждому рабочему будут платить в соответствии с его квалификацией - ability factor  3) usu. pl. дарование; способность a man of great abilities - высокоодаренный человек ability for music - музыкальные способности to be possessed of great ability - быть одарённым a man of small abilities - малоспособный человек creative abilities - творческие способности inborn ability - врождённая способность marginal abilities - очень небольшие способности mean abilities - посредственные (плохие, слабые) способности moderate abilities - средние способности no mean abilities - незаурядные способности native ability - врождённый талант; природная способность natural ability - врождённый дар ability above the ordinary - способности выше среднего, талант composing music is beyond his abilities - он не...
Англо-русский словарь
  - 14c., from O.Fr. abletй "expert at handling (something)," from L. habilitas "aptitude," from habilis "easy to manage, handy" (see able). ...
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