• WordNet 3.6
    • n capability the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally "he worked to the limits of his capability"
    • n capability an aptitude that may be developed
    • n capability the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment "the capability of a metal to be fused"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Humpback whales are capable of living up to 95 years
    • Capability Capacity of being used or improved.
    • Capability The quality of being capable; capacity; capableness; esp. intellectual power or ability. "A capability to take a thousand views of a subject."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The hippopotamus has the capability to remain underwater for as long as twenty-five minutes
    • n capability The quality of being capable; ability to receive, or power to do; capacity of undergoing or of doing; capacity; ability; capableness.
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  • Henri Frederic Amiel
    “So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being.”
  • Norman Cousins
    “The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.”
  • Patti Johnson
    Patti Johnson
    “Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.”
  • James Allen
    “No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that is his heart which is capable of responding to it”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.”


In literature:

This is truly a fine family, capable by sheer force of numbers of surviving the most serious dangers.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
Each muscular fiber is capable of contraction; it may act singly, though usually it acts in unison with others.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
These words were capable of no consistent meaning.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
This class of capable schoolmistresses is one of the most interesting social developments of this period.
"Anticipations" by Herbert George Wells
He sets out with the principle that the human intellect is capable of knowing truth.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
It is mild and most docile, and capable of great attachment.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
The boats are large side-wheel vessels, capable of carrying pedestrians, horses and vehicles.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
They demonstrate what human nature is capable of.
"Woman and Womanhood" by C. W. Saleeby
She is very capable.
"Mary Gray" by Katharine Tynan
It allows us to see if a thing is capable of representation.
"The Mind and the Brain" by Alfred Binet

In poetry:

To see the poverty of man! he still
Receives but curtall'd happinesse, his skill
Makes him not capable of a full store,
But if he have some, he must want the more.
"To Mr. Holiday Archdeacon of Oxon: from Flower 1625" by Robert Gomersall
Is so far clear? You know Violante now,
Compute her capability of crime
By this authentic instance? Black hard cold
Crime like a stone you kick up with your foot
I’ the middle of a field?
"The Ring And The Book - Chapter IV - Tertium Quid" by Robert Browning
Anticipate the best women;
I say an unnumbered new race of hardy and well-defined women are to
spread through all These States,
I say a girl fit for These States must be free, capable, dauntless,
just the same as a boy.
"Poem Of Remembrance For A Girl Or A Boy" by Walt Whitman
Fate was present and acquired for a nothing
every expression my face is capable of,
even to the way I walk.
The daily diminishing of me went on
and after I was emptied fate gave me up
and left me standing there, abandoned.
"The Song Of The Widow" by Rainer Maria Rilke
The Hydropathic is situated on an eminence most grand,
And is one of the largest buildings in fair Scotland;
And capable of accommodating five hundred visitors, who often call there,
To recuperate their health and breathe the fragrant air.
"Beautiful Crief" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

This modification provided the capability of a deadbolt and dead latch in one lock (mortise) mechanism while maintaining the integrity of the door.
The ±360-degree, motorized, bi-directional probe is designed to reduce operator involvement and improve measurement capability, the company says.
One of the standard themes of those who claim there is no need to take action to halt Iran's progress toward nuclear capability is that intelligence experts dispute the notion that this program poses a threat to Israel or the West.
Avidyne's popular FlightMax EX500 multifunction display is now shipping with built-in satellite datalink capability.
To demonstrate a high- datarate , quasi-direct one-point modulation capability, the transmitter generates a 4 dBm, 1-Mb/s GFSK signal with an overall current of 20 mA.
This synthesizer module delivers DDS speed, accuracy, and modulation capability in bandwidths as wide as 25 percent of frequencies from 1 to 40 GHz.
It's the moment wireless carriers have been dreaming of: Apple finally brought 4G capabilities to the iPhone, enabling phone companies to begin dismantling their aging 3G networks.
The Atrix and its LapDock aims to function as both powerful smartphone, and a capable netbook, but poor design keeps it from performing as well as Rob hopes.
The company highlights the new claims system's out-of-the-box mobile capability.
Being capable of decoding both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC, HD or SD, the RX1290 offers the ultimate receive device to help the migration from today's SD broadcast environment to tomorrow's HD-capable networks.
NASA's designation of the Orion crew exploration vehicle will be a sound solution for deep space mission capability within the currently proposed budgets, a Lockheed statement said.
Not only did two of the three blocks not have 3D seismic coverage, but the company needed a rig capable of drilling in ultra- deepwaters and with dynamic positioning capabilities.
Provide combat support through command and control capabilities, IT and infrastructure to support network-centric warfare.
A pending sale of 19 miles of fiber lines capable of delivering high-speed internet in the greater Sylva area could once again give internet customers there a third option.
He reveals what its like to drive the DeltaWing and what he feels the car is capable of in the future.

In science:

These features, together with PSD capabilities for α-particles and the granularity of the detector design, can provide important diagnostic tools for understanding the physical processes of the system.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
Figure 11: The partial charge/total charge ratio in a CsI(Tl) crystal as a function of energy, showing excellent pulse shape discrimination capabilities to differentiate events due to α’s and γ ’s.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
The need for the concept of random deaths stems from the limited capabilities of present day models to encompass all of the relevant features of the life and death cycles of populations.
Random deaths in a computational model for age-structured populations
But, as noted in , at this point the result is strongly dependent on the effective capability to remove events with interactions in the dead material upstream and to deconvolve the real pion contribution from the muon contamination.
Hadron Energy Reconstruction for the ATLAS Barrel Prototype Combined Calorimeter in the Framework of the Non-parametrical Method
Modules have limited computational capabilities, consisting of a limited memory and a simple finitestate machine (FSM).
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots