capability

capability(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (ability)
a. la capacidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I am not convinced of the company's capability to cope with future demand.No estoy convencido de la capacidad de la empresa para hacer frente a la futura demanda.
b. la aptitud
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
One of the first things the teacher will do is assess the child's reading capability.Una de las primeras cosas que hace el profesor es evaluar la aptitud del niño para la lectura.
2. (proficiency)
a. la competencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
He is an excellent candidate, with a proven capability as a manager.Es un excelente candidato, de probada competencia como director.
3. (potential)
a. el potencial
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
At the moment we are not exploiting the full capability of the new IT system.Actualmente no estamos explotando plenamente el potencial del nuevo sistema computarizado.
4. (military)
a. la capacidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
After 1945, the Soviet Union aimed to match US nuclear capability.Después de 1945, la Unión Soviética se propuso igualar la capacidad nuclear de los Estados Unidos.
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capability
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la capacidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
it is beyond our capabilitiesno entra dentro de nuestras posibilidades
capability [ˌkeɪpəˈbɪlɪtɪ]
noun
(competence) competencia (f); (potential ability) capacidad (f)
to have the capability to do sth ser capaz de hacer algo; tener capacidad para hacer algo
Astra already has the capability to provide 16, and eventually 48, television channels directly to homes
the capability for rational thought la capacidad de raciocinio
It must be that this capability for concentrated thought has been selected for during a period when it did not carry great risks ...his belief in the human capability for learning
within/beyond one's capabilities dentro de/más allá de sus posibilidades
It was complicated, but perfectly within our capabilities Understanding the processes involved has proved to be quite beyond our capabilities
military/nuclear capability potencial (m) militar/nuclear
We know that Israel and South Africa have full nuclear capability ...as newly independent nations strive to develop their own nuclear capabilities The importance of Europe for Britain in the political sector increased as her own economic and military capability decreased
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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