What does capacity mean?

Definitions for capacity
kəˈpæs ɪ tica·pac·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. capacitynoun

    capability to perform or produce

    "among his gifts is his capacity for true altruism"; "limited runway capacity"; "a great capacity for growth"

  2. capability, capacitynoun

    the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment

    "the capability of a metal to be fused"

  3. capacity, contentnoun

    the amount that can be contained

    "the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons"

  4. capacitynoun

    the maximum production possible

    "the plant is working at 80 per cent capacity"

  5. capacitynoun

    a specified function

    "he was employed in the capacity of director"; "he should be retained in his present capacity at a higher salary"

  6. capacitynoun

    (computer science) the amount of information (in bytes) that can be stored on a disk drive

    "the capacity of a hard disk drive is usually expressed in megabytes"

  7. capacitance, electrical capacity, capacitynoun

    an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored

  8. capacity, mental abilitynoun

    the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior

  9. capacitynoun

    tolerance for alcohol

    "he had drunk beyond his capacity"

Wiktionary

  1. capacitynoun

    The ability to hold, receive or absorb

  2. capacitynoun

    A measure of such ability; volume

  3. capacitynoun

    The maximum amount that can be held

  4. capacitynoun

    Capability; the ability to perform some task

  5. capacitynoun

    The maximum that can be produced.

  6. capacitynoun

    Mental ability; the power to learn

  7. capacitynoun

    A faculty; the potential for growth and development

  8. capacitynoun

    A role; the position in which one functions

  9. capacitynoun

    Legal authority (to make an arrest for example)

  10. capacitynoun

    Electrical capacitance.

  11. capacitynoun

    The maximum that can be produced on a machine or in a facility or group.

    Its capacity rating was 150 tons per hour, but its actual maximum capacity was 200 tons per hour.

  12. capacityadjective

    Filling the allotted space.

    There will be a capacity crowd at Busch stadium for the sixth game.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Capacitynoun

    the power of receiving or containing; extent of room or space; passive power; -- used in reference to physical things

  2. Capacitynoun

    the power of receiving and holding ideas, knowledge, etc.; the comprehensiveness of the mind; the receptive faculty; capability of undestanding or feeling

  3. Capacitynoun

    ability; power pertaining to, or resulting from, the possession of strength, wealth, or talent; possibility of being or of doing

  4. Capacitynoun

    outward condition or circumstances; occupation; profession; character; position; as, to work in the capacity of a mason or a carpenter

  5. Capacitynoun

    legal or noral qualification, as of age, residence, character, etc., necessary for certain purposes, as for holding office, for marrying, for making contracts, will, etc.; legal power or right; competency

Freebase

  1. Capacity

    The capacity of both natural and legal persons determines whether they may make binding amendments to their rights, duties and obligations, such as getting married or merging, entering into contracts, making gifts, or writing a valid will. Capacity is an aspect of status and both are defined by a person's personal law: ⁕for natural persons, the law of domicile or lex domicilii in common law jurisdictions, and either the law of nationality or lex patriae, or of habitual residence in civil law states; ⁕for legal persons, the law of the place of incorporation, the lex incorporationis for companies while other forms of business entity derive their capacity either from the law of the place in which they were formed or the laws of the states in which they establish a presence for trading purposes depending on the nature of the entity and the transactions entered into. When the law limits or bars a person from engaging in specified activities, any agreements or contracts to do so are either voidable or void for incapacity. Sometimes such legal incapacity is referred to as incompetence. For comparison, see Competence (law).

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Capacity

    kap-as′i-ti, n. power of holding or grasping a thing: room: volume: power of mind: character: position enabling one to do something.—adj. Capā′cious, including much: roomy: wide: extensive.—adv. Capā′ciously.—n. Capā′ciousness.—v.t. Capac′itate, to make capable: to qualify; Capacity for heat, power of absorbing heat.—Legal capacity, the power to alter one's rights or duties by the exercise of free-will, or responsibility to punishment for one's acts. [Fr.,—L. capacitas,—capĕre, to take, hold.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. capacity

    Burden, tonnage, fitness for the service, rating.

Editors Contribution

  1. capacity

    Power to do, feel, know and understand.

    His capacity to change and shift his perception was amazing.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 15, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'capacity' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1768

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'capacity' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2486

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'capacity' in Nouns Frequency: #746

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of capacity in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of capacity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of capacity in a Sentence

  1. French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron:

    I want those factories to be built because we need this capacity, since it looks probable that it will not be Adwen, they will be built by the partner that makes the best offer in terms of industry and employment.

  2. Delta President Ed Bastian:

    I don't know that anywhere Raymond James analyst Savanthi Syth will find a major airline in the face of almost a 50 percent drop in fuel prices reducing its capacity at the same time, we are continuing sustainable momentum and continuing with the discipline that the marketplace is expecting.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    I make no apologies for that. And the reason is because I am a black man who grew up without a father, i know the costs that I paid for it. And I also know that I had the capacity to break that cycle, and as a consequence I think my daughters are better off.

  4. Amy Weir:

    Mr. Clark came into the board room after seating capacity limits had been met, and was escorted out after he continued to shout at board members and other attendees, interrupting the board’s discussion and a public speaker whose turn it was to address the board.

  5. Steve Nyce:

    With a lot of desk jobs, you can fade away for a few hours, but those hours have to be made up in some capacity. It starts to compound.

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