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capability

noun
     
Related topics: Military
ca‧pa‧bil‧i‧ty S3 plural capabilities [countable]
1 the natural ability, skill, or power that makes a machine, person, or organization able to do something, especially something difficult:
the country's manufacturing capability
capability to do something
Does the company have the capability to change to meet market needs?
I can speak French, but simultaneous translation is beyond my capabilities (=too difficult).
2PM the ability that a country has to take a particular kind of military action
military/nuclear etc capability
America's nuclear capability

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