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able

If you were one of those people who was frustrated because, as noted previously (I was about to say “above” rather than “previously,” but the way this technology works is, what was written previously appears below, not above), the definition of ability contained able and you hadn’t yet gotten to able in the dictionary, you […]

ability

My dictionary’s entry for ability contains one of the things I find ridiculous about some dictionary entries. Ability is roughly defined as an acquired or natural talent, competence or skill. OK. I have no problem with that definition. However, it’s also defined by The New Penguin English Dictionary as “being able; esp physical, mental, or […]