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capacity

 
Noun capacity has 9 senses
  1. capacity - ability to perform or produce
    --1 is a kind of
    capability, capableness
    Antonyms: incapacity
    Derived forms: verb capacitate1, verb capacitate3
  2. capability, capacity - the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment; "the capability of a metal to be fused"
    --2 is a kind of susceptibility, susceptibleness
    --2 has particulars: activity
  3. capacity, content - the amount that can be contained; "the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons"
    --3 is a kind of volume
    --3 has particulars: vital capacity
  4. capacity - the maximum production possible; "the plant is working at 80 per cent capacity"
    --4 is a kind of
    production
  5. capacity - a specified function; "he was employed in the capacity of director"; "he should be retained in his present capacity at a higher salary"
    --5 is a kind of
    function, office, part, role
  6. capacity - (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"
    --6 is a kind of
    indefinite quantity
    --6 has particulars: formatted capacity; unformatted capacity
  7. capacitance, electrical capacity, capacity - an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored
    --7 is a kind of electrical phenomenon
  8. capacity, mental ability - the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior
    --8 is a kind of ability, power
    Antonyms: incapacity
    --8 has particulars: prescience, prevision
  9. capacity - tolerance for alcohol; "he had drunk beyond his capacity"
    --9 is a kind of
    tolerance
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