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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 mean score of the immediate memory subscale was 85.3 (15.0), that of the visuospatial and constructional ability subscale was 103.3 (14.8), that of the language subscale was 93.4 (11.2), and that of the attention subscale was 89.2 (17.0).
Visuospatial constructional ability is complex, comprising multiple distinct, but interrelated subcomponents; the ability to combine elements into a meaningful wholes, the ability to discriminate between objects, distinguish between left and right, the ability to understand relationships among objects in space, the ability to adopt various perspectives and to represent and rotate objects mentally; the ability to comprehend and interpret symbolic representations of external space and the ability to work out the solution for non-verbal problems (Cronin-Galomb & Braun, 1997).
Impaired constructional ability can make even the simplest of home repairs quite difficult and may greatly interfere with the work of persons who operate machinery or do assembly work.

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