AskDefine | Define capability

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1 the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally; "he worked to the limits of his capability" [syn: capableness] [ant: incapability, incapability]
2 the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment; "the capability of a metal to be fused" [syn: capacity]
3 an aptitude that may be developed [syn: capableness, potentiality] [ant: incapability]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The power or ability to generate an outcome.


The power or ability to do something

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Extensive Definition

Capability is the ability to perform actions. As it applies to human capital, capability is the sum of expertise and capacity.
It is a component within the theories of:

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