- Lack of ability; inability.
- 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 12, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
- difficulty doth not make me despaire, much lesse my unability: for it is but mine owne.
- 1999, Christian Bühler, Harry Knops, Assistive Technology on the Threshold of the New Millennium:
- For the most common unabilities of disabled and older to perform different tasks in the kitchen, some adapted elements, including a robot-arm, have been designed.
- 2012, Johan H. C. Reiber, P.W. Serruys, Advances in Quantitative Coronary Arteriography:
- Failures were related to the unability to selectively place the guiding catheter at the coronary ostium in 2 cases and to the unability to cross the lesion in 8 cases.
- 2012, Julian F. Johnson, Roger S. Porter, Liquid Crystals and Ordered Fluids - Volume 2:
- The main factors that determine the location of the boundaries for the region of existence of a phase and thus its transition to another phase seem to be its ability or unability to incorporate water.