Definition Ability

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Definition

an ability: a competence, a skill, a capacity, a proficiency
noun
She's an excellent teacher. She has the ability to explain things very well.

to be able to (do something): to have the ability, the capacity to (do something)
verb
After a few months studying English I am now able to speak very well.

Pronunciation examples
UK: Oh no, I've lost the ability to smell!
US: His inability to answer the questions led to his firing.

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