(Latin: a suffix; meaning, ability, ability to [do something])
2. The competence in an activity or occupation because of one's skill, training, or other qualification: "Henry had the ability to learn languages easily."
3. A particular gift for doing something well; abilities, talents; special skills or aptitudes: "Learning mathematics seems to be beyond Charline's abilities."
4. The quality of being suitable for or receptive to a specified treatment; especially, capable or talented with the capacity to achieve an objective: "The owners of the company wanted computers with the capacity to be configured for use as file servers."
5. Etymology: from Middle English abilite, from Old French ablete, habilite (French habilite); which came from Latin habilitatem, accusative form of habilitas, "aptitude, ability"; from habilis, "that which may be easily handled or managed, suitable, fit, proper".
2. The ability to think and draw conclusions quickly; such as, intellectual acuity: Based on the number of scholarships she won, Harriete's mental agility was remarkable.
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2. Capability of being easily led or influenced; tractableness, docility.
2. The capacity of muscular tissue for contraction in response to electric stimulation.
2. Something that is lacking in substance or force; flimsy.
2. Something for which a person is responsible, for example a financial obligation: It took many years for Mr. and Mrs. Timmons to pay off the liabilities they had regarding the debts to the bank that helped out with financing the costs of the house they had bought.
3. That which holds a person back or causes trouble: Because Timmy couldn't keep a secret, he was a liability to the boys' club and their undercover activities!
Becky was quite shy and this liability caused her difficulties in making friends.
4. Someone who is a burden, causes a social embarrassment. or who prevents an undefeated outcome: The members of the school football team, and even the coach, saw Doug as being a liability to the success of their games with other schools. or.
5. The likelihood or probability of something happening: The liability of many accidents happening is a real issue because of a big snow storm coming up and many cars don't have their winter tires on yet.
2. The condition of constancy; resistance to change: The stability of the environment is certainly in danger when mankind does not take care of the planet earth.
3. The adaptability of an aircraft to return to its initial flight path following an unintended movement: After the thermal uplift passed, the plane resumed its stability and resumed its course.
4. Dependability; reliability: Mary's stability towards her children was displayed by her responsibleness, dependability, and never-ending love, of course!
2. The quality of having a practical and plausible chance of success: The viability of Susan inviting all of her 15 friends to her birthday party depended on her parents allowing her to ask them.
3. The capacity of working well and favorably: The viability of the shop to survive depended on the number of people buying the items offered, keeping on top of the operating costs of the shop and personnel, and not making any debts.