CAPABILITY

n. the sum total of both ability and capacity in a human being. Thus, a person possesses qualities such as the ability and talent as well as the skill. A child with musical capability, for instance, has the ability to learn music and and the capacity to utilize this knowledge into a skillful playing of instruments.

CAPABILITY: "Combining skill and knowledge, capability is a characteristic which is of functional and constructive use."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CAPABILITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/capability/ (accessed October 12, 2019).
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