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Capability

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun capability:

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Capability is a member of the word family capable, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun capability

What does capability mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: capabilities

  1. the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally
  2. the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
    • example: the capability of a metal to be fused
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of capability: capacity
    • more generic words: susceptibility / susceptibleness = the state of being susceptible
    • more specific words:
      • resistance = the capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents
      • activity = the capacity of a substance to take part in a chemical reaction
  3. an aptitude that may be developed

Alternative definition of the noun capability

noun

  1. The power or ability to generate an outcome.

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Miscellanea

Capability: A Capability, in the systems engineering sense, is defined as the ability to execute a specified course of action. A capability may or may not be accompanied by an intention. The term Capability is used in the defense industry but also in private industry.

Phrases with Capability

  1. military capability
  2. operating capability
  3. performance capability

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Capability

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Google previewTheoretical Developments and Future Research in Family Business (2008)

by Philip Phan, John E. Butler

Capability: An organizational capability is a high-level routine (or collection of routines) that together with its...

Google previewDesigning Human Systems (2006)

by Steve Hickey, Holly Matthies, Enid Mumford

Development capabilities Business capability is the ability of a business to perform a specified task. In the case of...

Google previewTechnology Management (2016)

Activities and Tools by Dilek Cetindamar, Rob Phaal, David Probert

Capability is an ability to do something, consisting of strategies and operational activities. Capability is the ability to perform actions and since it applies to human capital, capability is the sum of expertise and capacity. Capacity is the ability to ...

Google previewThe Dynamics of Socio-Economic Development (2005)

An Introduction by Adam Szirmai

Social capability refers to the use a country can make of advanced technology and its capacity to acquire it in the first place. The opportunities offered by technological backwardness can be offset by lack of sufficient social capabilities.

Google previewPlanning for Planners (2013)

Joint Operation Planning Process (JOPP) by Mike Santacroce

An ILO/capability is a standard force, including associated table of organization and equipment that is deployed/...

An ad-hoc capability is the consolidation of individuals and equipment from various commands/ Services and forming into a ...

Google previewData Mining with Computational Intelligence (2006)

by Lipo Wang, Xiuju Fu

with high classification rates and a compact architecture but a high generalization capability is a challenging task.

Google previewFCC Report to the US Congress on Advanced Telecommunications

For consumers, access to broadband capability means that many new services and vast improvements to existing services will be available. These services could include real-time video in addition to telephony, so that families that connect ...

Google previewEvolutionary Economics and the New International Political Economy (1996)

by John De la Mothe, Gilles Paquet

Thus the collective capability is a bundle of routines that are operated or carried out by teams of individuals for a strategic purpose. In this way the collective capability is an image of the firm's theory of its own activity and purpose. This is a view ...

Google previewHandbook of Research on Applied Learning Theory and Design in Modern Education (2015)

by Railean, Elena

Organizational learning capability is an intricate multidimensional constructs and is a useful measurement of...

Organizational learning capability is the ability of an organization to implement the appropriate management practices, structures ...

Google previewThe Necessary Nature of Future Firms (2004)

Attributes of Survivors in a Changing World by George P. Huber

most important resource of the firm is knowledge, and if knowledge resides in specialized form among individual organizational members, then the essence of organizational capability is the integration of individuals' specialized knowledge.

Google previewCOBIT 5 for Risk (2013)

by ISACA

Financial capacity—The capacity of the enterprise to provide financial support to enhance and maintain the IT environment whilst optimising risk Risk Management Capability Risk management capability is an indication of how well the ...

Google previewCognitive Wireless Networks (2007)

Concepts, Methodologies and Visions Inspiring the Age of Enlightenment of Wireless Communications by Frank H. P. Fitzek, Marcos D. Katz

Intra-layer cognitive capability refers to the ability of the module to learn from various internal transport layer (e.g., TCP) functional modules (e.g., socket structures and transmission control blocks). In a situation where a busy Internet server ...

Google previewThe Semantic Web - ISWC 2003 (2003)

Second International Semantic Web Conference, Sanibel Island, FL, USA, October 20-23, 2003, Proceedings by Katia Sycara, John Mylopoulos

Case II: Either capability or requirement are instances of a security protocol • General match: The capability is an instance of a protocol but the requirement is not. There is a general match if the characteristics of the requirement are a subset of ...

Google previewThe Theological and Literary Journal (1860)

For if any actual mode can be denied of it, it is related to that mode, and limited by it ; and if any possible mode can be denied of it, it is capable of becoming more than it now is, and such a capability is a limitation. Indeed it is obvious, that the ...

Google previewThe Collected Writings of James Henley Thornwell (1871)

by James Henley Thornwell

For if any actual mode can be denied of it, it is related to that mode and limited by it; and if any possible mode can be denied of it, it is capable of becoming more than it now is, and such a capability is a limitation. Indeed it is obvious that the ...

Google previewPhilosophical pamphlets (1853)

by Henry Longueville Mansel

For if any actual mode can be denied of it, it is related to that mode, and limited by it; and if any possible mode can be denied of it, it is capable of becoming more than it now is, and such a capability is a limitation. Indeed it is obvious that the ...

Google previewThe atheistic platform, 12 lectures by C. Bradlaugh [and others]. (1884)

by Atheistic platform

For if any actual mode can be denied of it, it is related to that mode, and limited by it ; and if any possible mode can be denied of it, it is capable of becoming more than it now is, and such a capability is a limitation The absolute cannot be ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Corporate Reputation (2016)

by Craig E. Carroll

Capability. Reputation. Capabilities are generally defined as a firm's ability to use and combine resources to do something valuable or useful, such as produce a product or develop an innovation. Because stakeholders, whether they are ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2008)

by Chris Baldick

negative capability...

negative capability The phrase used by the English poet John Keats to describe the quality of selfless receptivity necessary to a true poet. In a letter to ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors, Second Edition - 3 Volume Set (2006)

by Informa Healthcare, Waldemar Karwowski

INTRODUCTION This chapter commences by indicating the need for a generic “Capability Acquisition Process.” It then outlines a generic process, indicating the main steps involved. Capability Acquisition is the upgrading of a company's ...

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Electrical Engineering (1999)

by Phillip A. Laplante

See carrierless amplitude/ phase modu- capability an object that contains both a pointer to another object and a set of access permissions that specify the modes of access permitted to the ...

Google previewLeadership Lexicon (2005)

by Bellingham Rick, Rick Bellingham, William O'Brien

Identify: Build: Drive: Strategic Opportunities Individual Capability Change Competitive Threats Organizational Capability Customer Capability Results ...

Google previewSoil and Environmental Science Dictionary (2001)

by E.G. Gregorich, L. W. Turchenek, M.R. Carter, Denis A. Angers

couche imperméabilisante capability The potential of an area of land or other resource such as water to produce food and Þber, supply goods and services, and ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society, 3 Volume Set (2015)

by Dixons Chair in New Media and the Internet Interdepartmental Programme in Media and Communications Robin Mansell, Robin Mansell, Peng Hwa Ang, Charles Steinfield, Shenja van der Graaf, Pieter Ballon, Aphra Kerr, James D. Ivory, Sandra Braman, Dorothea Kleine, David J. Grimshaw

Thus the capability approach in effect proposes a different “evaluative space,” which reflects the plurality of functionings and capabilities, as opposed to income, utility, or desire-fulfillment in traditional approaches. In this sense, the CA poses ...

Google previewFoods and Food Production Encyclopedia (2012)

by Douglas M. Considine

Soil-mapping unit Capability unit Capability subclass Capability class A soil mapping unit is a portion of the landscape that has similar characteristics and qualities and whose limits are fixed by precise definitions. Within the cartographic ...

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Scrabble value of C3A1P3A1B3I1L1I1T1Y4

The value of this 10-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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