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Loosely speaking, an ability is anything that appears in a character's spellbook. This will include all their class skills, as well as certain other actions they can perform. Most abilities are activated abilities that can be mouse-dragged from the spellbook to an action bar and used from there. A select few are passive bonuses, such as the Human racial skill, Diplomacy, which simply increases reputation gains by 10%.
See Ability lists.