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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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The C-DAC model uses constructs from life-span, life-space theory to supplement the trait and factor model's attention to abilities and interests" (Super et al.
1996) popular theory into practice, specifically focusing on abilities and the translation of abilities and self-concept into occupational language to help identify educational and career goals.
Biologically secondary abilities emerge in specific cultures as people exploit primary thinking systems to perform tasks unrelated to their original functions.
Psychological research points to several biologically primary mathematical abilities that children everywhere display, Geary writes in the January American Psychologist.
Nothing central to the case for recognizing diversity in human abilities hinges on the issue of whether there is one "true ability" or whether there are multiple abilities - as common sense, much psychometric research, and the authors' own evidence indicate is the actual state of affairs.
Using the components on which the test is based, rather than one composite score, would probably capture the diversity of abilities in the population even better.
Many exhibitors communicated the desire to try new regions and Detroit was frequently mentioned," commented Diane Waltersdorf, Show Director for Advanstar Communications, producers of Abilities Expo.