capability-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: an inherent aptitude or talent

Commentary: CAPABILITY[+quality][+aptitude][+inherent]

She has an intuitive capability to bring out the best in people.
The U.S. auto industry does not appear to have the capability to turn itself around.
He is an artist of enormous capabilities.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: a potential state of activation

Commentary: CAPABILITY[+state][+potential][+activation]

One aspect of metals is their capability to be fused.
Their nuclear weapons capability is a deterrent.
This situation definitely has the capability or turning into a shooting war.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a resource or feature of something

Commentary: CAPABILITY[+quality][+resource][+feature]

John made good use of his computer's graphics capabilities to design his website.
The Air Force's new fighter will have more capability than previous generations of fixed-wing fighters.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1c

Sense Number 4: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)