Business / Agriculture / Land Capability (Classification): The quality of soil resources for agricultural use is commonly expressed as land capability classes and subclasses, which show, in a general way, the suitability of soils for most kinds of field crops. Soils are grouped according to their limitations when they are used to grow field crops, the risk of damage when they are used, and the way they respond to treatment. Capability classes, the broadest groups, are designated by Roman numerals I through VIII, with I being the best soils and VIII being the poorest.
Capability Noun Synonyms: ability, power, potential, capacity, means, faculty, wherewithal, talent, proficiency, aptitude, adeptness, skill, competence
Land Verb Synonyms: dirt, earth, soil, turf, sod, loam, mould
Land Noun Synonyms: earth, (solid) ground, terra firma
Entertainment / Literature / New England Short O: In linguistics, this term refers to 'the lax vowel used by some New Englanders in road and home corresponding to tense [o] in standard English' (Algeo 324). MORE