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-ability

1.
a combination of -able and -ity, found on nouns corresponding to adjectives in -able:
capability.
Origin
Middle English -abiliteLatin -ābilitās
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word-forming element expressing ability, fitness, or capacity, from Latin -abilitas, forming nouns from adjectives ending in -abilis (see -able). Not etymologically related to ability, though popularly connected with it.

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