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noun [countable/uncountable] capability pronunciation in British English /ˌkeɪpəˈbɪləti/
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  1. 1
    the ability to do something
    She could win the competition – she certainly has the capability.
    The firm wants to increase its manufacturing capability.
    the capability to do something: The train has the capability to reach speeds of over 200 miles per hour.
    the capability of doing something: He has the capability of becoming an excellent teacher.
  2. 2
    the number of weapons, soldiers etc that a country has for fighting a war
    military/defence capability: The country has virtually no military capability of its own.
    nuclear capability: The allies agreed to retain NATO’s nuclear capability.

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