• WordNet 3.6
    • n capableness the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally "he worked to the limits of his capability"
    • n capableness an aptitude that may be developed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Humpback whales are capable of living up to 95 years
    • n Capableness The quality or state of being capable; capability; adequateness; competency.
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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 capableness The state or quality of being capable; capability: capacity.
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  • Napoleon Hill
    “Capability means imagination...”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.”
  • Vaclav Havel
    “I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions.”
  • Helen Hayes
    Helen Hayes
    “The story of a love is not important -- what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.”
  • Joseph Addison
    “Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    “A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable.”


In literature:

Even though you now may seem to lack some of the essential qualifications, you are capable of succeeding.
"Certain Success" by Norval A. Hawkins
But Christianity, from the first, showed itself capable of taking possession of the convictions of the most different races of mankind.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
She ran the household capably, but her way was the old-fashioned way.
"Half Portions" by Edna Ferber
The emotions have their limitations as well as the thoughts, and McFarlane had endured all that he was capable of sustaining.
"The Redemption of David Corson" by Charles Frederic Goss
These keys and their combinations are capable of rendering sounds to correspond with every syllable found in their words.
"Life in a Thousand Worlds" by William Shuler Harris
But the annelids were probably the first animals to develop an eye capable of forming an image of external objects.
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
The trees are much finer on the left side of the Alne, where they have been let alone by the capability-villain.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
She's quite capable of preparing a good meal, for all she never seems to notice what she's up to.
"The Brimming Cup" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Patriotism could then be expected to sway every mind at all capable of moral enthusiasm.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
But I know you, what bitter feeling you are capable of.
"The Three Black Pennys" by Joseph Hergesheimer

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:

It takes the IPOS' capability one step further by adding consumer-loan origination.
All projectors offer a large viewing screen capable of displaying an enlarged profile image of features on the part at an exact optical magnification.
Emerson Network Power has released a precision cooling system capable of handling upflow and downflow configurations for precision cooling.
GE's TrueSense platform offers direct online monitoring of critical water chemistries, personal instrumentation that is said to cut offline testing time, and a data analysis and display capability.
At the start, the rookie defensive end looked like a capable fill-in for Mike DeVito (calf).
A 1.9 GHz DECT 6.0 multiple-handset-capable cordless phone with a built-in answering machine.
Demand for the aircraft soon overwhelmed Vought's manufacturing capability, resulting in production by Goodyear and Brewster: Goodyear-built Corsairs were designated FG and Brewster-built aircraft F3A.
Understand and describe tools available in academic literature and survey cost-accounting system capabilities and limitations.
The MTI-40C is capable of producing up to 100 pounds ofproduct per hour.
Customers had an opportunity to see the full range of tank hardware manufacturing and distribution capabilities at the Dixon Valve & Coupling Co facility in Houston TX during an April 3 open house.
The deal will enable SpringSource to grow its capabilities in offering support and services for Apache software.
The National Biodiesel Board partnered with Hino Trucks to showcase Hino's new line of biodiesel-capable trucks at the Hybrid, Electric, at the recent High Efficiency Truck Users Forum Conference in Baltimore.
Fantastic streaming capabilities for online photos.
Principal investigator Curt Salisbury developed an affordable robotic hand that is dexterous enough to mimic the capabilities of the human hand.
China tests new missiles, including road-mobile and nuclear submarine-launched ballistic missiles, plus multiple warhead missiles whose deployment will give China a nuclear first-strike capability.

In science:

These service providers can interoperate using the multiple-resolution capability (one identifier is resolved to multiple instances) based on unique identifiers.
A Scalable Architecture for Harvest-Based Digital Libraries - The ODU/Southampton Experiments
The multiple-resolution capability becomes important in OAI-PMH community, as metadata may be widely replicated and modified, and many different services will be implemented on the same metadata records.
A Scalable Architecture for Harvest-Based Digital Libraries - The ODU/Southampton Experiments
Such theories have the huge virtue with respect to string theory of being relatively well-defined and capable of making some predictions.
Quantum Field Theory and Representation Theory: A Sketch
From the above examples we conclude that several interesting cases are capable of a uniform description provided by introducing a gauge connection on superspace as in the eq.(4).
Generalized Noncommutative Supersymmetry from a New Gauge Symmetry
From experience, it is known that in order to be of practical use, operator formalism must be capable of handling problems in a wider class of physical systems.
Cubic Matrix, Nambu Mechanics and Beyond