Ability

All possible synonyms of the word Ability as well as its hypernyms, hyponyms, antonyms, derivations, entailments, meronyms, pertainyms, domain members, similar words, verb groups, and so on...

Ability, power

Definition

  • possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination"

Synonyms

  • ability
  • power

Hypernyms

  • cognition, knowledge, noesis: the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning

Attributes

  • able: (usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something; "able to swim"; "she was able to program her computer"; "we were at last able to buy a car"; "able to get a grant for the project"

Hyponyms

  • know-how: the (technical) knowledge and skill required to do something
  • leadership: the ability to lead; "he believed that leadership can be taught"
  • intelligence: the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience
  • aptitude: inherent ability
  • bilingualism: the ability to speak two languages colloquially
  • capacity, mental ability: the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior
  • creativity, creativeness, creative thinking: the ability to create
  • originality: the ability to think and act independently
  • skill, science: ability to produce solutions in some problem domain; "the skill of a well-trained boxer"; "the sweet science of pugilism"
  • skill, accomplishment, acquirement, acquisition, attainment: an ability that has been acquired by training
  • hand: ability; "he wanted to try his hand at singing"
  • superior skill: more than ordinary ability
  • faculty, mental faculty, module: one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind

Ability

Definition

  • the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment

Synonyms

  • ability

Hypernyms

  • quality: an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare

Attributes

  • able: (usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something; "able to swim"; "she was able to program her computer"; "we were at last able to buy a car"; "able to get a grant for the project"
  • unable: (usually followed by `to') not having the necessary means or skill or know-how; "unable to get to town without a car"; "unable to obtain funds"

Hyponyms

  • adaptability: the ability to change (or be changed) to fit changed circumstances
  • sensitivity, sensitiveness: the ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment
  • competence, competency: the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually
  • form: an ability to perform well; "he was at the top of his form"; "the team was off form last night"
  • interoperability: (computer science) the ability to exchange and use information (usually in a large heterogeneous network made up of several local area networks)
  • magical ability, magical power: an ability to perform magic
  • Midas touch: an ability to make and manage large amounts of money
  • penetration: the ability to make way into or through something; "the greater penetration of the new projectiles will result in greater injuries"
  • physical ability: the ability to perform some physical act; contrasting with mental ability
  • contractility: the capability or quality of shrinking or contracting, especially by muscle fibers and even some other forms of living matter
  • capability, capableness: the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally; "he worked to the limits of his capability"
  • totipotency, totipotence: the ability of a cell to give rise to unlike cells and so to develop a new organism or part; "animal cells lose their totipotency at an early stage in embryonic development"
  • immunocompetence: the ability to develop an immune response following exposure to an antigen

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