Capability

The ability of one or more resources to deliver a specified type of effect or a specified course of action.

Note: The term “capability” has a number of different interpretations (esp. in the military community). In NAF, the term is reserved for the specification of an ability to achieve an outcome. In that sense, it is dispositional – i.e. resources may possess a Capability even if they have never manifested that capability. The MODEM definition of Capability expresses this dispositional aspect from a set-theoretic point of view; “A DispositionalProperty that is the set of all things that are capable of achieving a particular outcome.”

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