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My observations of Japanese naval fighting men, their abilities and equipment led me to believe that they gave a better account of themselves than we did.
Jack Adams

Meaning of "abilities" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ABILITIES

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ABILITIES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Abilities is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ABILITIES

abidance
abide
abider
abiding
abidingly
Abidjan
abietic acid
Abigail
Abilene
ability
Abingdon
abiogenesis
abiogenetic
abiogenetically
abiogenic
abiogenically
abiogenist
abiological
abiosis
abiotic

WORDS THAT END LIKE ABILITIES

activities
amenities
authorities
capabilities
celebrities
cities
communities
disabilities
entities
facilities
humanities
minorities
opportunities
parties
possibilities
qualities
quantities
responsibilities
securities
universities
utilities

Synonyms and antonyms of abilities in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ABILITIES»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «abilities» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of abilities

Translation of «abilities» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ABILITIES

Find out the translation of abilities to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of abilities from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «abilities» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

能力
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

habilidades
570 millions of speakers

English

abilities
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्षमताओं
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قدرات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

способности
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

habilidades
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ক্ষমতার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

capacités
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kebolehan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Fähigkeiten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

能力
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

능력
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kabisan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khả năng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

திறன்களை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्षमता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yetenekleri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

abilità
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zdolności
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

здібності
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

abilități
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ικανότητες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vermoëns
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förmågor
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

evner
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of abilities

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ABILITIES»

The term «abilities» is very widely used and occupies the 9.685 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ABILITIES» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about abilities

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10 QUOTES WITH «ABILITIES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word abilities.
1
Jack Adams
My observations of Japanese naval fighting men, their abilities and equipment led me to believe that they gave a better account of themselves than we did.
2
Paul Arden
You need to aim beyond what you are capable of. You must develop a complete disregard for where your abilities end. Try to do things that you're incapable of... If you think you're incapable of running a company, make that your aim... Make your vision of where you want to be a reality. Nothing is impossible.
3
Tibor Benedek
Waterpolo is my life. Our relationship is that of predetermination I'll never be better at anything than waterpolo and that is why it is my duty to pursue this sport as long as I can, and to the best of my abilities.
4
Nadia Bjorlin
I would love to play 'Wonder Woman'; I have the abilities and the strength because I am definitely not the typical Hollywood actress.
5
Jane Byrne
City employees will be hired and promoted because of their abilities - without outside interference.
6
James F. Byrnes
Freedom from militarism will give the German people the opportunity, if they will but seize it, to apply their great energies and abilities to the works of peace.
7
Elliott Carter
Well I tried to, but I could never write anything that I liked or was worthwhile. I threw it all out and realized that I had to make a serious study- that my tastes were far more advanced than my abilities.
8
Patricia Cornwell
The greatest gift is our own eyes, sense of smell, and abilities to deduce.
9
Dana Davis
You can't help but be in awe of the athletic abilities of the WWE Superstars.
10
Ajay Devgan
There's no doubt about Prakash's abilities as a director.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ABILITIES»

Discover the use of abilities in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to abilities and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Human Cognitive Abilities: A Survey of Factor-Analytic Studies
This long awaited work surveys and summarizes the results of more than seventy years of investigation, by factor analysis, of a variety of cognitive abilities, with particular attention to language, thinking, memory, visual and auditory ...
John Bissell Carroll, 1993
2
Human Abilities: Their Nature and Measurement
This volume brings together many of the leading researchers on human intelligence and cognition to address issues including definition, measurement, and instructional design.
Ian Dennis, Patrick Tapsfield, 1996
3
Benjamin's -abilities
In this book, Weber, a leading theorist on literature and media, reveals a new and productive aspect of Benjamin's thought by focusing the critical suffix "-ability" that Benjamin so tellingly deploys in his work.
Samuel Weber, Walter Benjamin, 2009
4
Intelligence and Abilities
Colin Cooper explains what is known about the processes associated with mental abilities and the relationship of abilities to behaviour. He provides an up-to-date guide to current research trends.
Colin Cooper, 1999
5
Self-assessment Library 3.4: Insights Into Your Skills, ...
Provided scoring keys allow for immediate, individual analysis. This single volume of sixty-nine research-based instruments is organized into four parts– and offers students one source from which to learn more about themselves.
Stephen P. Robbins, 2008
6
God Like Powers & Abilities: And How You Can Learn These ...
This book is an encyclopedia of super human powers and abilities which most people can learn.
Martin K. Ettington, 2009
7
Abilities, Motivation, and Methodology
The editors of this volume felt that communication across domains could be vastly improved through intensive interaction between researchers.
Ruth Kanfer, Phillip Lawrence Ackerman, Robert Cudeck, 1989
8
Paul Baker and the Integration of Abilities
"Irritating, arrogant, nuts -- and a genius." That's what Charles Laughton said of Paul Baker. He also said, "Paul Baker is one of the most important minds in the world theater today.
Robert Flynn, Eugene McKinney, 2003
9
Essentials of WJ III Cognitive Abilities Assessment
Thoroughly updated to reflect the expanded knowledge base of information, including the Diagnostic Supplement and the Normative Update, this book is a must-have for clinicians wanting to better understand the WJ III's Cognitive Ability ...
Fredrick A. Schrank, Daniel C. Miller, Barbara J. Wendling, 2010
10
Sensory Abilities of Cetaceans:: Laboratory and Field Evidence
Proceedings of a NATO ARW and symposium of the Fifth International Theriological Congress, held in Rome, Italy, August 22-29, 1989
Jeanette A. Thomas, Ronald A. Kastelein, 1990

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ABILITIES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term abilities is used in the context of the following news items.
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Alaska's 'diesel engine' secret to comeback abilities, says Abueva
Everybody expected Alaska to get a lot tougher, and meaner, when the franchise drafted Calvin Abueva in 2012. Since then, Abueva has been ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
2
Kia Sportage Abilities, Honda CR-V vs Honda HR-V, Lotus vs Alfa …
Nathan and The Fast Lane Car team are here to answer your (reasonable) questions. Interesting and/or entertaining emails will be posted to ... «TFLcar.com, Jul 15»
3
Kuhn Hospital is a collapsing reflection of our insufficient policies …
Kuhn Hospital is a collapsing reflection of our insufficient policies, abilities. Published 12:00am Sunday, July 5, 2015 ... «Vicksburg Post, Jul 15»
4
Heroes Reborn news: new characters with extraordinary abilities
Heroes Reborn news: new characters with extraordinary abilities; Story to pick up from Texas terrorist attack; Hiro Nakamura returns. «Vine Report, Jul 15»
5
Rebuilding A Champion: Roethlisberger At The Height Of His Abilities
The Pittsburgh Steelers spent much of the time between their last playoff victory and now replenishing their roster in preparation for their next ... «Steelers Depot, Jul 15»
6
Can We Determine Foals' Learning Abilities?
... remains optimistic that she'll find a way to test learning ability. “I may just be finding different learning abilities in these tests,” she said. «TheHorse.com, Jul 15»
7
MasterCard is Testing a Smartphone App with Facial Recognition …
MasterCard is conducting trials of a smartphone app with facial recognition abilities to validate online purchases made by the shoppers. «BizTek Mojo, Jul 15»
8
Camp Abilities: summer camp for the visually impaired
Archery, beep baseball, and soccer. These are only a few of the sports available for visually impaired youth attending Camp Abilities. Each year ... «Baltimore Sun, Jul 15»
9
Full Schoop of abilities on display in rehab start
Baltimore Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop completes a double play during the top of the eighth inning Thursday during a rehab ... «Frederick News Post, Jul 15»
10
Is Chris Pratt's Success Due To His Psychic Abilities?
Chris Pratt's fame has skyrocketed in the last year with his turns in Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World. But Deadline linked to an old ... «Bleeding Cool News, Jul 15»

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