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ability

noun ableness, adaptability, adeptness, aptitude, aptness, capability, capacity, competence, competency, enablement, facultas, faculty, fitness, ingenium, mastership, mastery, potentiality, potestas, proficiency, prowess, skill, versatility
Associated concepts: ability to contract, ability to earn, abillty to pay, ability to perform, ability to provide, ability to purchase, ability to support, capacity, financial ability, readiness, testamentary ability
See also: aptitude, caliber, capacity, efficiency, facility, fitness, flair, force, gift, grade, performance, potential, proclivity, propensity, qualification, quality, science, skill, specialty, strength, technique
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'While travelling to see the wise man, the visitor's mind wandered to thoughts of what the three abilities might be.
It is widely recognized that spatial visualization skills and mental rotation abilities are critical skills for technical and engineering professions.
It turns out that it depends on what types of mathematical abilities we're talking about, and the results by no means favor men.
The strength of association of ratings of team members' abilities was only modestly related to ratings of trust (p=0.085).
These conflicts are often due to the incongruities among their developing abilities, interests, environments, and social expectations (Coleman & Cross, 2001; Csikszentmihalyi, Rathunde, & Whalen, 1997; Robinson, 2002) and can have a major impact on career and life development.
Dealing with increased governance and compliance issues and accountability to investors and shareholders calls for greater cognitive abilities than ever before.
That means that routine, logical, linear abilities, while they still matter, matter less.
It is a full-time, 28-month program involving a series of high-level rotational assignments, executive workshops, graduate-level educational experiences, and special tasks designed to expand participants' managerial and leadership abilities.
What we need is teachers who are willing to lavish the same attention on the bottom as on the top: teachers who insist on children working and making progress, however modest that progress might turn out to beIn spite of assertions to the contrary, made by people who seem never to have set foot in a classroom, the idea of putting all abilities in the same big class, with just one teacher to cope with them all and get all children to thrive, is a ridiculous myth.
For that to change, there needs to be a broad availability of movement workshops and classes open to dancers of all ages and abilities.
Brush specializes in evaluating the swallowing abilities of LTC residents, working with patients with dementia as well as those who weren't eating well or had decreased their food intake.
Toward this end, we predicted that some specific individual and demographic factors (for example, dealing with abilities, goals, self-confidence, age and gender) largely can explain differences in flow proneness among instrumental musicians.