1 ability to perform or produce [ant: incapacity]
2 the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment; "the capability of a metal to be fused" [syn: capability]
3 the amount that can be contained; "the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons" [syn: content]
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"
7 an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored [syn: capacitance, electrical capacity]
8 the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior [syn: mental ability] [ant: incapacity]
9 tolerance for alcohol; "he had drunk beyond his capacity"
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, usually because some factor is fixed (often capital or land).
- Capacity (law), the legal ability to engage in certain acts, such as making a contract.
- In decision theory, a capacity is a subjective measure of likelihood of an event, similar to a membership function in fuzzy logic.
capacity in Bosnian: Kapacitet (čvor)
capacity in German: Kapazität
capacity in Modern Greek (1453-): Χωρητικότητα
capacity in Spanish: Capacidad
capacity in French: Capacité
capacity in Croatian: Kapacitet
capacity in Latvian: Kapacitāte
capacity in Lithuanian: Talpa (reikšmės)
capacity in Dutch: Capaciteit
capacity in Portuguese: Capacidade
capacity in Simple English: Capacity
capacity in Slovak: Kapacita
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