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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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Parental Religiosity was posited as having a direct effect on Bible Literacy as was Verbal Ability.
No difference was found between the control group and the USH2 group regarding the test of verbal ability (antonyms); however, the AS group had significantly lower WAIS-IV vocabulary scores than the control group, U(220.
The analysis presents an exploration of E4kids data related to key elements of children's intellectual development: the Brief Intellectual Ability scale, Verbal Ability and Applied Problems.
The verbal ability was a performance below 50%, which is considered as a lack of mastery.
Predictor variables were individual linear verbal ability, quadratic verbal ability and school-average verbal ability.
Additional analysis (exposure: educational level) further controlling for maternal occupational level attenuated the associations and only verbal ability remained significant in males (p= 0.
Young children's cognitive development: Interrelationships among executive functions, working memory, verbal ability and theory of mind (pp.
Participants played a word game that assessed their verbal ability and were awarded points for each task.
One of the central issues that have been addressed in studies of equivalence with developmentally delayed populations is the role played by levels of verbal ability (Barnes, McCullagh, & Keenan, 1990; Devany et al.
Indeed, DHA consumption has been positively linked to improved verbal ability, cognition and visual performance.
The women underwent blood sampling for DHEAS and a battery of tests of cognitive function that measured verbal ability, spatial and working memory, attention and concentration, and speed and accuracy.
Kids living in the most disadvantaged communities displayed marked declines in age-appropriate verbal ability over a 7-year span, even after moving to better areas, reports a team led by Harvard University sociologist Robert J.