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 for capability
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Capability \Ca`pa*bil"i*ty\, n.; pl. Capabilities.
     1. The quality of being capable; capacity; capableness; esp.
        intellectual power or ability.
        [1913 Webster]
              A capability to take a thousand views of a subject.
                                                    --H. Taylor.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Capacity of being used or improved.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the quality of being capable -- physically or
           intellectually or legally; "he worked to the limits of his
           capability" [syn: capability, capableness] [ant:
           incapability, incapableness]
      2: the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment;
         "the capability of a metal to be fused" [syn: capability,
      3: an aptitude that may be developed [syn: capability,
         capableness, potentiality] [ant: incapability,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  114 Moby Thesaurus words for "capability":
     ability, ableness, address, adeptness, adequacy, adroitness,
     airmanship, aptitude, artfulness, artisanship, artistry, bravura,
     brilliance, bump, caliber, capableness, capacity, cleverness,
     command, competence, competency, condition, control, coordination,
     craft, craftsmanship, cunning, deftness, dexterity, dexterousness,
     dextrousness, diplomacy, dower, dowry, efficacy, efficiency,
     endowment, equipment, expertise, facility, faculty, finesse,
     fitness, fittedness, flair, forte, genius, gift, grace, grip,
     handiness, horsemanship, ingeniousness, ingenuity, instinct,
     know-how, long suit, makings, marksmanship, mastership, mastery,
     maturity, means, metier, natural endowment, natural gift, parts,
     potential, power, powers, practical ability, preparedness,
     proficiency, prowess, qualification, quickness, readiness,
     resource, resourcefulness, ripeness, savoir-faire, savvy,
     seamanship, seasoning, skill, skillfulness, speciality,
     strong flair, strong point, style, sufficiency, suitability,
     suitableness, suitedness, susceptibility, tact, tactfulness,
     talent, talents, technical brilliance, technical mastery,
     technical skill, technique, tempering, the goods, the stuff,
     timing, trim, virtuosity, what it takes, wherewithal, wit,
     wizardry, workmanship

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      An operating system security or
     access control model where specific types of access to a
     specific object are granted by giving a process this data
     structure or token.
     The token may be unforgeable (typically by using encryption
     or hardware "tagged" memory).  Capabilities are used in OSes
     Hydra,+KeyKOS,+EROS,+Chorus/{Mix">such as Hydra, KeyKOS, EROS, Chorus/{Mix, and the
     Stanford V system.  Similar to Kerberos, but in an OS
     Compare access control list.

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