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Dictionary definition for: Capable

1. (a) (usually followed by "of'') having capacity or ability; "capable of winning" "capable of hard work" "capable of walking on two feet"

2. (s) possibly accepting or permitting; "a passage capable of misinterpretation" "open to interpretation" "an issue open to question" "the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation"

3. (a) (followed by "of'') having the temperament or inclination for; "no one believed her capable of murder"

4. (s) having the requisite qualities for; "equal to the task" "the work isn''t up to the standard I require"

5. (s) have the skills and qualifications to do things well; "able teachers" "a capable administrator" "children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable"

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