ability

英 [əˈbɪl.ə.ti]      美 [əˈbɪl.ə.t̬i]
  • n. 能力,能耐;才能
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来自able的名词形式。

ability (n.)
late 14c., from Old French ableté "expert at handling (something)," from Latin habilitatem (nominative habilitas) "aptitude," noun of quality from habilis "easy to manage, handy" (see able). One case where a Latin silent -h- failed to make a return in English (despite efforts of 16c.-17c. scholars); see H.
1. Few would argue that this team has experience and proven ability.
这个队伍的丰富经验和表现出来的实力是众所公认的。
2. The public never had faith in his ability to handle the job.
公众从来不相信他有能力胜任这一职位。
3. Depression lowers the human ability to cope with disease.
抑郁症会降低人体对疾病的抵抗力。
4. Overcrowding has taxed the city's ability to deal with waste.
人口过多使得城市的垃圾处理能力达到了极限。
5. The ability to separate out reusable elements from other waste is crucial.
能从其他废料中分离出可重复利用成分是很关键的。