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Pronunciation:  `keypu'bilitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally; "he worked to the limits of his capability"
  2. [n]  an aptitude that may be developed
  3. [n]  the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment; "the capability of a metal to be fused"

CAPABILITY is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: capableness, capableness, capacity, potentiality
 Antonyms: incapability, incapability, incapableness, incapableness
 See Also: ability, activity, aptitude, associability, associableness, capacity, compass, executability, grasp, military capability, military posture, military strength, operating capability, overkill, perfectability, perfectibility, performance capability, posture, range, reach, strength, susceptibility, susceptibleness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ca`pa*bil"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Capabilities}.
1. The quality of being capable; capacity; capableness; esp.
   intellectual power or ability.

         A capability to take a thousand views of a subject.
                                               --H. Taylor.

2. Capacity of being used or improved.

Computing Dictionary

An operating system security or access control model where specific types of access to a specific object are granted by giving a process this data structure or token.

The token may be unforgeable (typically by using encryption or hardware "tagged" memory). Capabilities are used in OSes such as hydra, keykos, eros, chorus/mix, and the stanford v system. Similar to kerberos, but in an OS context.

Compare access control list.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ability, ableness, address, adeptness, adequacy, adroitness, airmanship, aptitude, artfulness, artisanship, artistry, bravura, brilliance, bump, caliber, capableness, capacity, cleverness, command, competence, competency, condition, control, coordination, craft, craftsmanship, cunning, deftness, dexterity, dexterousness, dextrousness, diplomacy, dower, dowry, efficacy, efficiency, endowment, equipment, expertise, facility, faculty, finesse, fitness, fittedness, flair, forte, genius, gift, grace, grip, handiness, horsemanship, ingeniousness, ingenuity, instinct, know-how, long suit, makings, marksmanship, mastership, mastery, maturity, means, metier, natural endowment, natural gift, parts, potential, power, powers, practical ability, preparedness, proficiency, prowess, qualification, quickness, readiness, resource, resourcefulness, ripeness, savoir-faire, savvy, seamanship, seasoning, skill, skillfulness, speciality, strong flair, strong point, style, sufficiency, suitability, suitableness, suitedness, susceptibility, tact, tactfulness, talent, talents, technical brilliance, technical mastery, technical skill, technique, tempering, the goods, the stuff, timing, trim, virtuosity, what it takes, wherewithal, wit, wizardry, workmanship