Associations to the word «Capacity»


CAPACITY, noun. The ability to hold, receive or absorb
CAPACITY, noun. A measure of such ability; volume
CAPACITY, noun. The maximum amount that can be held
CAPACITY, noun. Capability; the ability to perform some task
CAPACITY, noun. The maximum that can be produced.
CAPACITY, noun. Mental ability; the power to learn
CAPACITY, noun. A faculty; the potential for growth and development
CAPACITY, noun. A role; the position in which one functions
CAPACITY, noun. Legal authority (to make an arrest for example)
CAPACITY, noun. Electrical capacitance.
CAPACITY, noun. (operations) The maximum that can be produced on a machine or in a facility or group.
CAPACITY, adjective. Filling the allotted space.
CAPACITY UTILIZATION, noun. (management) (operations) The percentage of the capacity of a device or system that is being used productively.
CAPACITY UTILIZATION RATE, noun. (management) (operations) The percentage of the capacity of a device or system that is being used productively.

Dictionary definition

CAPACITY, noun. Capability to perform or produce; "among his gifts is his capacity for true altruism"; "limited runway capacity"; "a great capacity for growth".
CAPACITY, noun. The susceptibility of something to a particular treatment; "the capability of a metal to be fused".
CAPACITY, noun. The amount that can be contained; "the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons".
CAPACITY, noun. The maximum production possible; "the plant is working at 80 per cent capacity".
CAPACITY, noun. A specified function; "he was employed in the capacity of director"; "he should be retained in his present capacity at a higher salary".
CAPACITY, noun. (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".
CAPACITY, noun. An electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored.
CAPACITY, noun. The power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior.
CAPACITY, noun. Tolerance for alcohol; "he had drunk beyond his capacity".

Wise words

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