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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. the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (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
  9. the amount that can be contained; "the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. 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
  11. Ability; power pertaining to, or resulting from, the possession of strength, wealth, or talent; possibility of being or of doing. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Outward condition or circumstances; occupation; profession; character; position; as, to work in the capacity of a mason or a carpenter. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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
  14. The power of receiving or containing; extent of room or space; passive power; - used in reference to physical things. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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.
  16. 1. The potential cubic contents of a cavity or receptacle. 2. Ability, power to do. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  17. Power of holding or grasping a thing: room: power of mind: character. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Power of holding; mental power; character; position. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. The power of receiving or containing; extent of room or space; passive power; -- used in reference to physical things. mso.anu.edu.au
  23. This word, in the law sense, denotes some ability, power, qualifi- cation, or competency of persons, natural, or artificial, for the performance of civil acts, depending on their state or condition, as defined or fixed by law; as, the capacity to devise, to bequeath, to grant or convey lands; to take; or to take. and hold lands to make a contract, and the like. 2 Com. Dig. 294; Dane's Abr. h. t. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  24. The constitution requires that the president, senators, and representatives should have attained certain ages; and in the case of the senators and representatives, that out these they have no capacity to serve in these offices. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  25. All laws which regulate the capacity of persons to contract, are considered personal laws; such are the laws which relate to minority and majority; to the powers of guardians or parents, or the disabilities of coverture. The law of the domicil generally governs in cases of this kind. Burge. on Sureties, 89. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  26. The maximum possible data transfer rate ofa communications channel under ideal conditions. The totalcapacity of a channel may be shared between severalindependent data streams using some kind of multiplexing, inwhich case, each stream's data rate may be limited to a fixedfraction of the total capacity. foldoc_fs
  27. The power of receiving or containing; extent of room or space; passive power; used in reference to physical things. dictgcide_fs
  28. The power of receiving and holding ideas, knowledge, etc.; the comprehensiveness of the mind; the receptive faculty; capability of understanding or feeling. dictgcide_fs
  29. Legal or moral qualification, as of age, residence, character, etc., necessary for certain purposes, as for holding office, for marrying, for making contracts, wills, etc.; legal power or right; competency. dictgcide_fs
  30. 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. CAP[=A]'CIOUS, including much: roomy: wide: extensive.--adv. CAP[=A]'CIOUSLY.--n. CAP[=A]'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,--cap[)e]re, to take, hold.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  31. Holding-power, receiving-power, (for happiness, heat, moisture); cubic content (measure of c., for vessels& liquids, grain, &c.); mental power, faculty; capability, opportunity, to do, of doing, &c. (rare); position, relative character, (in a civil c.; in my c. as critic); legal competency. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  32. Holding-power, cubic content, capability. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  33. [L. capacitatem.] The solid contents of a body. The Thermal C. of a substance is the number of units of heat required to raise a unit weight of the substance one degree of temperature. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  34. n. [Latin] Power of receiving or containing; extent of room or space;—power of the mind to receive ideas, knowledge, &c.;—ability;—aptitude or qualification;—the solid contents of a body. Cabinet Dictionary
  35. The power of containing; the force or power of the mind; power, ability; room, space; state, condition, character. Complete Dictionary

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