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capacity meaning

EN[kəˈpæsɪti]
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  • Capacity or capacities may refer to:
  • Capacity (law), a legal term
  • Capacities (album), an album by Up Dharma Down
  • Capacity of a set, in mathematics
  • Battery capacity, in electrical engineering
  • Carrying capacity, in biology
  • Channel capacity, in communications
  • Combining capacity, in chemistry
  • Heat capacity, in physics and chemistry
  • Nameplate capacity, of a power plant
  • Productive capacity, in economics
  • Seating capacity
  • the volume a container holds; see Volume: Related terms
  • In traffic flow theory, the maximum traffic flow rate that may be attained

    Definition of capacity in English Dictionary

  • NounPLcapacitiesSUF-ity
    1. The ability to hold, receive or absorb.
      1. A measure of such ability; volume.
        1. The maximum amount that can be held.
          1. It was hauling a capacity load.
          2. The orchestra played to a capacity crowd.
        2. Capability; the ability to perform some task.
          1. The maximum that can be produced.
            1. Mental ability; the power to learn.
              1. A faculty; the potential for growth and development.
                1. A role; the position in which one functions.
                  1. Legal authority (to make an arrest for example).
                    1. Electrical capacitance.
                      1. (operations) The maximum that can be produced on a machine or in a facility or group.
                        1. Its capacity rating was 150 tons per hour, but its actual maximum capacity was 200 tons per hour.
                    2. Adjective
                      1. Filling the allotted space.
                        1. There will be a capacity crowd at Busch stadium for the sixth game.
                    3. More Examples
                      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                        • The capacity of the Neanderthal skull was 10% larger than that of modern humans.
                        • Our experiments re-confirmed that mosses and lichens functioned better than PCs by decreasing soil buck density, increasing water holding capacity and infiltrability.
                        • The capacity of sorrow belongs to our grandeur; and the loftiest of our race are those who have had the profoundest grief; because they have had the profoundest sympathies.
                      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                        • The socialists all seemed to me to be old, even those who were anagraphically young, and to be lacking in revolutionary capacity.
                        • Although neutrophils play a crucial role in fighting acute infections and clearing pathogens, these cells also contribute to tissue immunopathology due to their histotoxic capacity.
                        • The latest model has run up against the limits of its technical capacity.
                    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                      1. Adjectives
                        • Nouns
                          • Countable nouns
                        Related Links:
                        1. en capacity utilization
                        2. en capacity utilization rate
                        Source: Wiktionary
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                        Grammatically, this word "capacity" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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