Noun: capacity ku'pa-si-tee
- Capability to perform or produce
"among his gifts is his capacity for true altruism"; "limited runway capacity"; "a great capacity for growth"
- The susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
"the capacity of a metal to be fused";
- The amount that can be contained
"the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons";
- The maximum production possible
"the plant is working at 80 per cent capacity"
- A specified function
"he was employed in the capacity of director"; "he should be retained in his present capacity at a higher salary"
- (computing) 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"
- An electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored
- capacitance, electrical capacity
- The power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behaviour
- mental ability
- Tolerance for alcohol
"he had drunk beyond his capacity"
Derived forms: capacities
Type of: ability, capability, capableness, electrical phenomenon, function, indefinite quantity, office, part, power, production, role, susceptibility, susceptibleness, tolerance, volume