capability

noun
ADJECTIVE
advanced, enhanced
limited

The company's manufacturing capability is limited.

potential
proven

the proven capability of this technology

human

beyond the scope of human capability

intellectual, mental
technical, technological
manufacturing, operational, production
research
analytical, computing, design, graphics, management, multimedia, networking, printing, processing, sound, video
combat (esp. AmE), defence/defense, fighting, military, missile, nuclear, offensive, reconnaissance, strike, surveillance, weapons

states that are trying to acquire (a) nuclear capability

VERB + CAPABILITY
demonstrate, have, possess

She has the capability to become a very fine actress.

develop, expand, improve, increase

The government wants to increase its military capability.

lack, lose
PREPOSITION
beyond sb's capability

Organizing a whole department is beyond his capability.

within sb's capability

I'm sure that your new job is well within your capabilities.

capability for

her capability for making sensible decisions


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