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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 conventional wisdom that pervaded society until very recently is that men are naturally gifted with mathematical and scientific ability whereas women, due to a weaker mind, struggle to keep pace.
Despite these facts, differences in mathematical ability are still observable and documented, though the truth of the situation is far from the overtly sexist and overly simplistic notion that girls are bad at math.
However, the main focus in this article is the Ability Explorer (AE; Harrington & Harrington, 1996), a psychometric device for career counseling purposes that operationalizes 7 of the 14 propositions constituting Super's career development theory (Super, Savickas, & Super, 1996).
However, vocational scholars thought that all of these theories, except the work adjustment theory, neglected the concept of ability in career development theory (Savickas, 1994).
13, 1994, Wall Street Journal signed by 52 prominent intelligence researchers: "Intelligence is a very general mental capability," they write, "that, among other things, involves the ability to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend complex ideas, learn quickly, and learn from experience.
Many couples now meet at colleges or universities, where they have been pooled into groups of ascending cognitive ability.
This increase in cognitive stratification results from the realization of the meritocratic vision of access to institutions based on individual ability.
For example, they were asked to judge, on a scale of 1 to 5, their software's speed, printing, accuracy, price, technical support, release dates, practice management features, fixed assets and depreciation capabilities, training aids and manuals and ability to verify input.
We remain confident in our strategies and our ability to generate strong earnings growth in Fiscal 2007.
Such risks, uncertainties and other matters include, but are not limited to (i) the ability of the Company to complete the proposed transaction with CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc.
Certain information included herein and in other company reports, Securities and Exchange Commission filings, statements and presentations is forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements about the company's anticipated operating results, financial resources, ability to acquire land, ability to sell homes and properties, ability to deliver homes from backlog, and ability to secure materials and subcontractors.
Factors that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to the company's ability to attract and retain experienced scientists, trends in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies outsourcing of chemical research and development, the company's ability to enforce its intellectual property and technology rights, the risks posed by international operations to the company, and the company's ability to effectively manage its growth as well as those factors discussed in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 16, 2006 and the company's other SEC filings.