Definition of CAPACITY

noun : CAPACITY

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) capability to perform or produce; "among his gifts is his capacity for true altruism"; "limited runway capacity"; "a great capacity for growth" ;

  • 2. (

    ) the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment; "the capability of a metal to be fused" ;

  • 3. (

    ) the amount that can be contained; "the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons" ;

  • 4. (

    ) the maximum production possible; "the plant is working at 80 per cent capacity" ;

  • 5. (

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

  • 6. (

    ) (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" ;

  • 8. (

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

  • 9. (

    ) tolerance for alcohol; "he had drunk beyond his capacity" ;


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