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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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We estimate fluid ability using the immediate word recall and numeracy problem variables available in the HRS.
Model 1 included health literacy; model 2 included fluid ability; model 3 included crystallized ability; model 4 included both fluid ability and crystallized ability.
Naming ability is considered a fluid ability because it draws upon several mental resources to spontaneously derive a name for something.
Kaufman Adolescent and Adult Intelligence Test (KAIT): Concurrent validity of fluid ability for preadolescents and adolescents with central nervous system disorders and scholastic concerns.
The correlation between fluid ability and (a) theory of mind performance was r(22) = .08, n.s., and (b) physical story performance was r(22) = -.27, n.s.