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abilitya‧bil‧i‧ty S2 W1 J1 /əˈbɪləi ǁ -əti/ []C, U  1 能力, 力Ann showed great leadership ability. アンはすばらしい指導力を発揮した.You lose some physical abilities as you age. 年をとるとともに体力が落ちる. ability to do something <…>する能力2I admire his ability to stay (×of staying) calm. 彼の冷静でいられる能力には感心する.You cannot talk about somebody’s ability of doing somethingability of -ing の形は不可.ǁ have the ability to do something <…>する能力があるWe all have the ability to learn. だれにでも学習能力がある. lose the ability to do somethingbecome unable to do something <…>することができなくなるShe has lost the ability to walk. 彼女は歩けなくなっている. 2 (特に教育・学習上の) 能力(レベル), 力量, 技量Children are placed in groups according to their ability. 子供たちは能力別のグループに分けられている.We offer coaching for all abilities. すべての能力レベルに対して指導を行います. musical / athletic / artistic etc. ability 音楽[運動,芸術]の才能2a child with natural sporting ability (×ability of doing sport) 生まれつきスポーツの才能がある子供You cannot talk about somebody’s ability of reading/writing/speaking etcability of –ing の形は不可. sporting ability のように,形容詞+ ability の形にする. of average / above-average ability 平均的な[平均以上の]能力の of different / all / mixed abilities 異なった[あらゆる, さまざまな]能力レベルの成句 do something to the best of your ability