Definitions of capacity:
  • noun:   a specified function
    Example: "He was employed in the capacity of director"
  • noun:   the maximum production possible
    Example: "The plant is working at 80 per cent capacity"
  • noun:   tolerance for alcohol
    Example: "He had drunk beyond his capacity"
  • noun:   ability to perform or produce
  • noun:   the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior
  • noun:   (computer science) the amount of information (in bytes) that can be stored on a disk drive
    Example: "The capacity of a hard disk drive is usually expressed in megabytes"
  • noun:   the amount that can be contained
    Example: "The gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons"
  • noun:   the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
  • noun:   an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored

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