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English noun: capacity

1. capacity (attribute) capability to perform or produce


SamplesAmong his gifts is his capacity for true altruism.
Limited runway capacity.
A great capacity for growth.


Broader (hypernym)capability, capableness


Antonymsincapacity

2. capacity (state) the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment


SamplesThe capability of a metal to be fused.


Synonymscapability


Broader (hypernym)susceptibility, susceptibleness


Narrower (hyponym)activity, resistance

3. capacity (quantity) the amount that can be contained


SamplesThe gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons.


Synonymscontent


Broader (hypernym)volume


Narrower (hyponym)vital capacity

4. capacity (act) the maximum production possible


SamplesThe plant is working at 80 per cent capacity.


Broader (hypernym)production

5. capacity (act) a specified function


SamplesHe was employed in the capacity of director.
He should be retained in his present capacity at a higher salary.


Broader (hypernym)function, office, part, role

6. capacity (quantity) (computer science) the amount of information (in bytes) that can be stored on a disk drive


SamplesThe capacity of a hard disk drive is usually expressed in megabytes.


Broader (hypernym)indefinite quantity


Narrower (hyponym)formatted capacity, unformatted capacity


Domain categorycomputer science, computing

7. capacity (phenomenon) an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored


Synonymscapacitance, electrical capacity


Broader (hypernym)electrical phenomenon

8. capacity (cognition) the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior


Synonymsmental ability


Broader (hypernym)ability, power


Narrower (hyponym)prescience, prevision


Antonymsincapacity

9. capacity (attribute) tolerance for alcohol


SamplesHe had drunk beyond his capacity.


Broader (hypernym)tolerance









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