Capabilities: That which living things are able to by virtue of their being alive (e.g., feel, sense, think, and so forth). As such, capabilities are the source of life-value for living things in so far as they are expressed and enjoyed.

Source: What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11.