Definitions for capacity

Definitions for (noun) capacity

Main entry: capacity

Definition: a specified function

Usage: he was employed in the capacity of director; he should be retained in his present capacity at a higher salary

Main entry: capacity

Definition: the maximum production possible

Usage: the plant is working at 80 per cent capacity

Main entry: capacity

Definition: tolerance for alcohol

Usage: he had drunk beyond his capacity

Main entry: capacity

Definition: capability to perform or produce

Usage: among his gifts is his capacity for true altruism; limited runway capacity; a great capacity for growth

Main entry: mental ability, capacity

Definition: the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior

Main entry: capacitance, capacity, electrical capacity

Definition: an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored

Main entry: capacity

Definition: (computer science) the amount of information (in bytes) that can be stored on a disk drive

Usage: the capacity of a hard disk drive is usually expressed in megabytes

Main entry: content, capacity

Definition: the amount that can be contained

Usage: the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons

Main entry: capability, capacity

Definition: the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment

Usage: the capability of a metal to be fused

Visual thesaurus for capacity