Part of speech: noun

The state of being able; power; talent; faculty.

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Usage examples "ability":

  1. It isn't a question of ability, it is simply how it was done. - "The Go Ahead Boys and Simon's Mine", Ross Kay.
  2. This sort of lecture might be well enough for Esther, if she had the ability to profit by it, but Catherine had no mind to be thus treated as though she were an early Christian lay- figure. - "Esther", Henry Adams.
  3. He had had experiences enough for a man twice his age, and he knew that he had ability. - "The Ridin' Kid from Powder River", Henry Herbert Knibbs.