the caliber of being capable capacity capableness esp intellectual energy or capability
- the susceptibility of some thing to a particular treatment
- an aptitude that may be created
- the quality of being capable -- actually or intellectually or legally
- The quality of becoming able; capacity; capableness; esp. intellectual energy or capability.
- Capacity of being made use of or improved.
1580s, from capable + -ity. Capabilities "undeveloped professors or residential property" is attested from 1778.
1. General: Measure of the power of an entity (division, company, person, system) to accomplish its targets, specifically concerning its overall mission. 2. Quality: Total range of inherent variants in a well balanced process.
He left open the question whether the capability of sensation belongs to all matter, or is confined to the combinations of certain materials.