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In the context of skill acquisition, a relatively stable, largely inherited characteristic or trait that underpins and contributes to proficiency in a number of skills. Abilities can be perceptual, motor, or a combination of both. The latter are known as psychomotor abilities. Although they are not learned, abilities can be developed and extended by experience. See also general motor ability.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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