Meaning of capacity
Pronunciation: (ku-pas'i-tē), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -ties,
- the ability to receive or contain: This hotel has a large capacity.
- the maximum amount or number that can be received or contained; cubic contents; volume:The gasoline tank has a capacity of 20 gallons. The inn is filled to capacity.
- power of receiving impressions, knowledge, etc.; mental ability: the capacity to learn calculus.
- actual or potential ability to perform, yield, or withstand: He has a capacity for hard work. The capacity of the oil well was 150 barrels a day. She has the capacity to go two days without sleep.
- quality or state of being susceptible to a given treatment or action: Steel has a high capacity to withstand pressure.
- position; function; role: He served in the capacity of legal adviser.
- legal qualification.
- maximum possible output.
- reaching maximum capacity: a capacity audience; a capacity crowd.
- capacity (Thesaurus)