|Origin:||habilité, from Latin habilitas, from habilis; ABLE|
a‧bil‧i‧ty S1 W1 plural abilities
the state of being able to do something
2 [uncountable and countable]
someone's level of skill at doing something
athletic/musical/artistic etc ability
The test measures verbal and mathematical ability.
It takes hard work and natural ability to make it as a professional athlete.
There are musicians of all abilities in the orchestra.
of great/exceptional etc ability
He's a writer of remarkable ability.
of high/low/average ability
students of average ability
mixed ability classes (=classes that include students who are at different levels)
as well as you can:
He completed the job to the best of his ability.