Capacity

  • 1 capacity — ca·pac·i·ty n pl ties 1: a qualification, power, or ability (as to give consent or make a testament) created by operation of law 2: an individual s ability or aptitude; esp: mental ability as it relates to responsibility for the commission of a… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Capacity — is the ability to hold, receive or absorb, or a measure thereof, similar to the concept of volume.Capacity may also refer to: *Capacity (economics), the point of production at which a firm or industry s average (or per unit ) costs begin to rise …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 Capacity — Ca*pac i*ty (k[.a]*p[a^]s [i^]*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Capacities} ( t[i^]z). [L. capacitus, fr. capax, capacis; fr. F. capacit[ e]. See {Capacious}.] 1. The power of receiving or containing; extent of room or space; passive power; used in reference to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 capacity — [kə pas′i tē] n. pl. capacities [ME & OFr capacite < L capacitas < capax: see CAPACIOUS] 1. the ability to contain, absorb, or receive and hold 2. a) the amount of space that can be filled; room for holding; content or volume [a tank with a …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 capacity — ► NOUN (pl. capacities) 1) the maximum amount that something can contain or produce. 2) (before another noun ) fully occupying the available space: a capacity crowd. 3) the total cylinder volume that is swept by the pistons in an internal… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 capacity — early 15c., from M.Fr. capacité (15c.), from L. capacitatem (nom. capacitas) breadth, capacity, from capax (gen. capacis) able to hold much, from capere to take (see CAPABLE (Cf. capable)). Meaning largest audience a place can hold is 1908. Verb… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 capacity — [n1] volume; limit of volume held accommodation, amplitude, bulk, burden, compass, contents, dimensions, expanse, extent, full, holding ability, holding power, latitude, magnitude, mass, measure, proportions, quantity, range, reach, retention,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 Capacity —   [engl.], Kapazität …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 9 capacity — *ability, capability Analogous words: amplitude, *expanse, spread: extent, magnitude, *size, volume: aptitude, *gift, faculty, talent, bent, turn, knack Antonyms: incapacity Contrasted words: powerlessness, impotence (see corresponding adjectives …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 capacity — n. ability to hold 1) to capacity (filled to capacity) 2) lung; seating; storage capacity 3) a capacity of (a capacity of twenty gallons) ability 4) intellectual, mental capacity 5) one s earning capacity 6) a capacity for (a capacity for making… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 capacity — A lending and credit analysis term that describes a borrower s or applicant s ability to meet debt service obligations. See debt service coverage. American Banker Glossary credit grantor s measurement of a person s ability to repay loans.… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 12 capacity — noun 1 amount held/produced ADJECTIVE ▪ high, large ▪ a high capacity electric pump ▪ large capacity disk drives ▪ limited, small …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 capacity — ca|pac|i|ty [ kə pæsəti ] noun count or uncount *** 1. ) the amount of something that can be put in a container or the number of people that a place has room for: capacity of: The fuel tanks have a capacity of 25,000 gallons. a concert hall with… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 capacity — [[t]kəpæ̱sɪti[/t]] ♦♦♦ capacities 1) N VAR: oft with poss, N for n/ ing, N to inf Your capacity for something is your ability to do it, or the amount of it that you are able to do. Our capacity for giving care, love and attention is limited...… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 capacity */*/*/ — UK [kəˈpæsətɪ] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms capacity : singular capacity plural capacities 1) a) the amount of something that can be put in a container, or the number of people that a place has room for There are plans to increase …

    English dictionary

  • 16 capacity — 01. The [capacity] of this elevator is only 500 kilograms. 02. The hospital is filled to [capacity], and patients are having to sleep in beds in the halls. 03. A [capacity] crowd of 17,000 fans were packed into the arena to see the final game of… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 capacity — ca|pac|i|ty W2S3 [kəˈpæsıti] n plural capacities [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: capacité, from Latin capacitas, from capax; CAPACIOUS] 1.) [singular] the amount of space a container, room etc has to hold things or people capacity of ▪ The… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 capacity — [1] The ability to contain or hold something. [2] Maximum production attainable under normal conditions. With regard to normal conditions, the company s operating practices are to be followed with respect to the use of production facilities,… …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 19 CapaCity — Mercedes Benz CapaCity Hersteller: EvoBus Bauart: Gelenkbus Produktionszeitraum: ab 2007 Achsen …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 20 capacity — noun 1 (singular) the amount of space a container, room etc has to hold things or people (+ of): The fuel tank has a capacity of 12 gallons. | seating capacity of 500 | capacity crowd (=one that fills all the seats in a room, hall etc): The… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English