♦ ability

♦ ability /əˈbɪlətɪ/
n. [uc]
1 capacità: the ability to run a business, la capacità di gestire un'impresa; mental abilities, capacità intellettuali; reading ability, capacità di lettura; il saper leggere; ability to pay, solvibilità; (fisc.) capacità contributiva
2 abilità; capacità; bravura; (al pl.) talento (sing.), doti: an outstanding ability with figures, una straordinaria bravura con i numeri; creative abilities, talento creativo; doti creative; of proven ability, di provata capacità
ability test, test attitudinale □ to the best of one's ability, al meglio della propria capacità; facendo del proprio meglio.

English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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