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Definition of the noun inability

What does inability mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: inabilities

  1. lack of ability (especially mental ability) to do something
  2. lacking the power to perform
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of inability: unfitness
    • antonym of inability: ability
    • more generic word: quality = an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
    • more specific words:

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Google preview9784904925034_kakumeie_content.pdf

is a digital animal with continuation inability is the triangle of “male- oriented society” which is pinnacle and “religion and science” and “the society of dual structure of ruler and ruled, and succession and inheritance discriminatory system”.

Google previewThe Biblical Repertory and Princeton Review (1843)

by Charles Hodge

Inability is the reverse of necessity, and is natural or moral according as the necessity to which it stands opposed is natural or moral. Thus as every act of the will is necessary by a moral necessity, or a previous certainty of its being put forth , ...

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A comprehensive career education program designed to help you find a position in today's challenging employment market. by Jeannine Aull

Learn To Talk About Yourself Comfortably Perhaps the biggest obstacle to interviewing effectively is the inability to talk about yourself comfortably. This inability is a conditioned process and is regarded as the major reason people undersell ...

Google previewWorks (1850)

by Jonathan Edwards, Tryon Edwards

The distinction between natural and moral inability is analogous to this. Inability is the reverse of necessity .

Google previewMicrocomputers and Agricultural

by Marcus Ingle, Kenneth A. Smith

The degree of system susta inability is a function of the operational environment and the probability that a ...

Google previewThe Focal Encyclopedia of Photography (2013)

by Michael R. Peres

Spherical aberration is the inability to bring peripheral and central light “rays” to a common focus. 2. Chromatic aberration is the inability to focus all colors to a common focus. 3. Curvature is the inability to bring an image to focus on a flat field.

Google previewBailliere's Nurses' Dictionary - E-Book (2014)

for Nurses and Healthcare Workers by Barbara F. Weller

failure inability to perform or to function properly. F. to thrive retardation of normal growth and development in an infant. Causes are numerous but malnutrition or difficulty in absorbing essential nutrients is a main factor, ...

Google previewThe Routledge International Encyclopedia of Education (2013)

by Gary McCulloch, David Crook

Diagnostic criteria for hyperactivity include an inability to remain seated, difficulty working quietly and excessive chatter. Diagnostic criteria for impulsivity include an inability to take turns and a tendency to interrupt classroom discussions or ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia medica (1900)

by Chalmers Watson

When there is complete paralysis of the muscles supplied by one facial nerve there is an inability to perform any facial movements on the affected side. Not only, are voluntary movements impossible, but emotions such as crying and laughing ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Pleading and Practice (1899)

Under the Codes and Practice Acts, at Common Law, in Equity and in Criminal Cases

Alleging Inability to Make Personal Service — a. In General. — Since service of process by publication is provided by statute as a substitute for personal service in those cases only where the party to be summoned cannot be reached by the ...

Google previewA theological dictionary, containing definitions of all religious terms. Woodward's enlarged & improved Amer. ed (1841)

by Charles Buck

Inability, want of power sufficient for the performance of any particular action or design. It li:>s been divided into natural and moral. We are said to be naturally unable to do a thing when we cannot do it if we wish, because of some impeding ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Education and Human Development (2005)

by Stephen J. Farenga, Daniel Ness

and agraphia (the inability to read and write mathematical terms correctly) for numbers involve difficulties in the reading and writing of numbers, however, with adequate and ...

Google previewThe Practitioner's Medical Dictionary (1919)

Containing All the Words and Phrases Generally Used in Medicine and the Allied Sciences, with Their Proper Pronunciation, Derivation, and Definition by George Milbry Gould, Richard John Ernst Scott

Inability to eat or to swallow. aphakia (ah-fa'-ke-ah) [A, priv.; <t>a*6,, a lentil; the crystalline lensj. The condition of an eye without the lens. aphakic (ah-fa'-kik) [see aphakia]. Not possessing a cr>'stalline lens. aphaJangiasis (ah-fa-lan-ji'-as-is) ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

impotence Inability to maintain an erection and so have sexual intercourse. infertility Inability ...

Google previewThe Eat Right 4 Your Type The complete Blood Type Encyclopedia (2002)

by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, Catherine Whitney

INFLUENZA–See Viral disease, influenza INSOMNIA–The inability to sleep. Symptoms □ Inability to sleep enough at night □ Difficulty falling asleep at night □ Waking up during the night □ Daytime fatigue or sleepiness □ Loss of ...

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Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity. (Sigmund Freud)
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Scrabble value of I1N1A1B3I1L1I1T1Y4

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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