ability - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the fact of being able to do something
    ability to do something:

    Tiredness can seriously impair your ability to drive.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] the level of skill that someone has in a particular job or activity

    Our courses cater for different levels of ability.

    The work will vary according to your abilities.

    See also mixed ability
  3. 3
    [uncountable] the quality of being skilful or naturally good at something

    Gladstone was a politician of great ability.