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  1. carrying capacity(Noun)

    The number of people or things that a vehicle is designed to carry

  2. carrying capacity(Noun)

    The number of individuals of a particular species that an environment can support

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  1. Carrying capacity

    The carrying capacity of a biological species in an environment is the maximum population size of the species that the environment can sustain indefinitely, given the food, habitat, water and other necessities available in the environment. In population biology, carrying capacity is defined as the environment's maximal load, which is different from the concept of population equilibrium. For the human population, more complex variables such as sanitation and medical care are sometimes considered as part of the necessary establishment. As population density increases, birth rate often decreases and death rate typically increases. The difference between the birth rate and the death rate is the "natural increase". The carrying capacity could support a positive natural increase, or could require a negative natural increase. Thus, the carrying capacity is the number of individuals an environment can support without significant negative impacts to the given organism and its environment. Below carrying capacity, populations typically increase, while above, they typically decrease. A factor that keeps population size at equilibrium is known as a regulating factor. Population size decreases above carrying capacity due to a range of factors depending on the species concerned, but can include insufficient space, food supply, or sunlight. The carrying capacity of an environment may vary for different species and may change over time due to a variety of factors, including: food availability, water supply, environmental conditions and living space.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Carrying Capacity

    In a current conductor, its capacity for carrying a current without becoming unduly heated. It is expressed in amperes. (See Wire Gauge, American.)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carrying capacity in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carrying capacity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of carrying capacity in a Sentence

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    Keep in mind that carrying capacity is not a hard ceiling, but that it's a shifting threshold, in some years or period of years the environment is capable of supporting more whales than in other years.

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