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  Definition of capacity
  1. a specified function; "he was employed in the capacity of director"; "he should be retained in his present capacity at a higher salary"
  2. the maximum production possible; "the plant is working at 80 per cent capacity"
  3. tolerance for alcohol; "he had drunk beyond his capacity"
  4. ability to perform or produce
  5. the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior
  6. an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored
  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"
  8. the amount that can be contained; "the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons"
  9. the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment; "the capability of a metal to be fused"
Similar Words: mental ability, capacitance, electrical capacity, content, capability

 

Hyponyms: prescience, prevision, formatted capacity, unformatted capacity, vital capacity, activity

 

Derivational Morphology: capacitate, hold, bear, carry, contain

 

 
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