Definitions of capacity

  1. the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment; "the capability of a metal to be fused" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the maximum production possible; "the plant is working at 80 per cent capacity" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a specified function; "he was employed in the capacity of director"; "he should be retained in his present capacity at a higher salary" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. tolerance for alcohol; "he had drunk beyond his capacity" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. ability to perform or produce Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. (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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. The power of receiving and holding ideas, knowledge, etc.; the comprehensiveness of the mind; the receptive faculty; capability of undestanding or feeling. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Ability; power pertaining to, or resulting from, the possession of strength, wealth, or talent; possibility of being or of doing. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Outward condition or circumstances; occupation; profession; character; position; as, to work in the capacity of a mason or a carpenter. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The power of receiving or containing; extent of room or space; passive power; - used in reference to physical things. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The power of receiving or containing; the power of containing a certain quantity exactly; the amount that can be contained; mental ability; profession; position. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Power of holding or grasping a thing: room: power of mind: character. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Power of holding; mental power; character; position. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Ability to receive, contain, understand, etc.; cubic extent; ability; talent; character or office; also, legal qualification. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. The power of containing or holding; room; capability; ability; character; legal qualification. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. The power of containing; extent of room or space; the power of receiving instruction; ability; profession or occupation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for capacity

  1. She was tired, and the shock of Gail's words had taken all the capacity for action out of her. – The Wishing-Ring Man by Margaret Widdemer
  2. The more business capacity you have, the more likely you are to succeed. – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett