-ibility

(Latin: a suffix that means "able to [be]"; a variation of -ability)

fallibility (s) (noun), fallibilities (pl)
1. Capable of making errors or of being wrong: Shawn finally acknowledged the fallibilities of his scientific theories.
2. Tending or likely to be erroneous or not correct: Although we humans all have our fallibilities, we can still strive to improve our world.

Edgar acknowledged his investment fallibility when he made large financial commitments in houses.

feasibility
flexibility
1. Capable of being bent or flexed; pliable.
2. Capable of being bent repeatedly without injury or damage.
3. Susceptible to influence or persuasion; tractable.
4. Responsive to change; adaptable: "A flexible schedule."
frangibility (s) (noun), frangibilities (pl)
The state or quality of being brittle or easily broken.
fungibility
1. The quality of being able of exchange or interchange something.
2. Being of such a nature that one part or quantity may be replaced by another equal part or quantity in the satisfaction of an obligation.
3. The standardization and interchangeability of listed options and futures contracts and certain other financial instruments with identical terms.

Fungibility permits either party to an opening transaction to close out a position through a closing transaction in an identical contract. All financial contracts with identical terms are not necessarily fungible, a fact that can increase risk in some markets.

Examples of highly fungible commodities are petroleum (gasoline), electricity, precious metals, and many currencies.

Fungibility has nothing to do with the ability to exchange one commodity for another. It has everything to do with exchanging one unit of a commodity with another unit of the same commodity.

histocompatibility
1. The extent to which an organism's immune system will tolerate tissue grafts from another organism.
2. A compatibility between the genotypes of donor and host such that a graft generally will not be rejected.

Normally, a graft from an unrelated individual is recognized as foreign by the recipient's white blood cells because the marker molecules (self-antigens) on the surface of the foreign cells differ from the recipient's marker molecules; therefore, the white cells are stimulated to mount an immune response against the foreign tissue.

Only certain close relatives share the same self-antigens, and can tolerate grafts of each other's tissues. The most important of these self-antigens are proteins coded by a complex cluster of genes called the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC).

histoincompatibility
1. Incompatibility in which one person's tissue cannot be transplanted to another person.
2. The rejection of tissue grafts by the host's immune system because the donor of the tissue has histocompatibility antigens that are too genetically dissimilar to the host's antigens.

The chances of histoincompatibility increase the more dissimilar the host and donor are from each other.

horizontal visibility
The maximum distance at which an observer can see and identify an object which is lying close to the horizontal plane on which the person is standing.
horribility (s) (noun), horribilities (pl)
Slang for the potential of something to become terrible or very alarming: The horribility of traveling on the highway during the suddenly blinding snowstorm caused intense fears among the drivers.
imperfectibility
impermissible, impermissibility
1. Not permissible or allowable; unallowable.
2. Not permitted.
impossibility
1. Something that cannot exist or cannot be done: "Living without water is a physical impossibility."
2. The likelihood that something will not happen or cannot be achieved; something impossible.
impressibility
inaccessibility
1. A reference to not being able to be accessed; that is, out of reach; inconvenient.
2. Characterized by an inability to be reached; unattainable.
3. Being remote or unapproachable.
inadmissibility