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Wordnet 3.0


1. providing legal power or sanction;
- Example: "an enabling resolution"
- Example: "enabling power"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Enable \En*a"ble\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enabled; p. pr. & vb. n. Enabling.] 1. To give strength or ability to; to make firm and strong. [Obs.] "Who hath enabled me." --1 Tim. i. 12. [1913 Webster] Receive the Holy Ghost, said Christ to his apostles, when he enabled them with priestly power. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. To make able (to do, or to be, something); to confer sufficient power upon; to furnish with means, opportunities, and the like; to render competent for; to empower; to endow. [1913 Webster] Temperance gives Nature her full play, and enables her to exert herself in all her force and vigor. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

enabling adj 1: providing legal power or sanction; "an enabling resolution"; "enabling power" [ant: disabling, disqualifying]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):

software enabling enabling (Or "enabling") Modification of the design or implementation of software to allow internationalisation to take place. In particular, enabling may refer to the modification of software to support double-byte character sets, hence "Unicode enabling" and "double-byte enabling". (1999-06-28)