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ability 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/əˈbilitē/,
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abilities, plural;
  1. The capacity to do something
    • - the manager had lost his ability to motivate the players
    • - the tax bears no relationship to people's ability to pay
  2. Talent that enables someone to achieve a great deal
    • - a man of exceptional ability
  3. (in the context of education) A level of mental power
    • - a student of below average ability
    • - students of all abilities
  4. A special talent or skill
    • - much depends on the person's abilities and aptitudes

  1. the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment
  2. possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination"
  3. (able) (usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something; "able to swim"; "she was able to program her computer"; "we were at last able to buy a car"; "able to get a grant for the project"
  4. (able) have the skills and qualifications to do things well; "able teachers"; "a capable administrator"; "children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable"
  5. (able) having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity; "able to learn"; "human beings are able to walk on two feet"; "Superman is able to leap tall buildings"
  6. (able) having a strong healthy body; "an able seaman"; "every able-bodied young man served in the army"
  7. The Ability was a wooden Steamer that was scuttled off Newcastle, New South Wales on 3 June 1960 or off Sydney on 3 April 1965.
  8. This is a list of episodes of the science fiction television series Fringe, which premiered on Fox on September 9, 2008. ...
  9. Ability is the publication targeting people who have difficulties using information technology. Originally it was a publication of the Disability Group of the British Computer Society, now by John Lamb Media Ltd, Norfolk, England
  10. (-able) In linguistics, a suffix (also sometimes called a postfix or ending) is an affix which is placed after the stem of a word. Common examples are case endings, which indicate the grammatical case of nouns or adjectives, and verb endings, which form the conjugation of verbs. ...
  11. (Able (1917 automobile)) The Able was an American car produced in Mount Vernon, New York between 1917 and 1919. It was a small production car, featuring its own engines, though other components were proprietary. In 1920 the car became the Vernon.
  12. (Able (1920 automobile)) The Able was a small French cyclecar made in Avignon by Paul Toulouse, built between 1920 and 1927.
  13. The quality or state of being able; A skill or competence; A high level of skill or competence; Suitability or receptiveness to be acted upon
  14. (able) To make capable; to enable; to strengthen; To vouch for; Healthy; Permitted to; not prevented from; having the power or capacity to; Skillful; Legally qualified or competent
  15. (Abilities) One of the primary factors in employment. Abilities include the individual's existing physical, mental, or functional capacity to successfully engage in employment through natural aptitude or acquired proficiency.
  16. (Abilities) An effect that causes a Pokémon to gain a new ability will last until that Pokémon is replaced (that is, until it's no longer active in battle).
  17. (Abilities) The level at which certain actions and activities can be carried out.
  18. (able) v. having the power to do something
  19. (ABLE (Adaptive Battery Life Extender)) Back to/Related subjects - Bit
  20. (ABLE) A Better Life through Education and Empowerment
  21. (ABLE) Adult Basic Learning Exam
  22. (ABLE) Alkalinity based on low energy
  23. (ABLE) Quite literally, being capable. A Purchaser is ready, willing and able to complete a transaction when she has funds and has signed the documents required to transfer title to a property. ...
  24. (ABLE) Rhesus "monkeynaut" that flew with Miss Baker atop a U.S. Army Jupiter rocket on May 28, 1959. He died shortly after the flight was completed from the drugs used to sedate him.
  25. (ABLE) an acronym for Association for Better Living and Education International.