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Definition 1: the maximum production possible - [noun denoting act]

Samples where capacity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the plant is working at 80 per cent capacity

(capacity is a kind of ...) (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale

"he introduced more efficient methods of production"

Definition 2: a specified function - [noun denoting act]

Samples where capacity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was employed in the capacity of director
  • he should be retained in his present capacity at a higher salary

(capacity is a kind of ...) the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group

"the function of a teacher" "the government must do its part" "play its role"

Definition 3: capability to perform or produce - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where capacity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • among his gifts is his capacity for true altruism
  • limited runway capacity
  • a great capacity for growth

(capacity is a kind of ...) the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally

"he worked to the limits of his capability"

Definition 4: tolerance for alcohol - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where capacity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had drunk beyond his capacity

(capacity is a kind of ...) the power or capacity of an organism to tolerate unfavorable environmental conditions

Definition 5: the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for capacity in the sense of this definition

(capacity is a kind of ...) possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done

"danger heightened his powers of discrimination"

(... is a kind of capacity ) the power to foresee the future

Definition 6: an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for capacity in the sense of this definition

(capacity is a kind of ...) a physical phenomenon involving electricity

Definition 7: the amount that can be contained - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where capacity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons

Synonyms for capacity in the sense of this definition

(capacity is a kind of ...) the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object

"the gas expanded to twice its original volume"

(... is a kind of capacity ) the maximum amount of air that can be exhaled after a maximum inhalation (usually tested with a spirometer); used to determine the condition of lung tissue

Definition 8: (computer science) the amount of information (in bytes) that can be stored on a disk drive - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where capacity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the capacity of a hard disk drive is usually expressed in megabytes

(capacity is a kind of ...) an estimated quantity

(... is a kind of capacity ) (computer science) the usable capacity of a disk drive; the amount of space that is left after the sector headings and boundary definitions and timing information have been added by formatting the disk

(... is a kind of capacity ) (computer science) the total number of bytes on a disk including the space that will be required to format it

(capacity belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 9: the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment - [noun denoting state]

Samples where capacity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the capability of a metal to be fused

Synonyms for capacity in the sense of this definition

(capacity is a kind of ...) the state of being susceptible; easily affected

(... is a kind of capacity ) the capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents

"these trees are widely planted because of their resistance to salt and smog"

(... is a kind of capacity ) (chemistry) the capacity of a substance to take part in a chemical reaction

"catalytic activity"

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