Adjective "capacity" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


The maximum amount that something can contain.
  1. 'the stadium's seating capacity'
  2. 'The new stadium in Amaravati township would have a seating capacity of 30,000 and was likely to cost over Rs 20 crore, Mr Rao said.'
  3. 'There was standing room only as the Anglican church was filled to capacity as 340 adults and five children of all faiths came to mark their respects for the dead and pray for the survivors.'
  4. 'When filled to capacity, it accommodated up to 400 cubic metres of ice.'
  5. 'What a delightful Polynesian experience we had - on a luxury ship with a maximum capacity of only 320 passengers.'
  6. 'These buses have a capacity of 115 passengers each, 65 seated and 50 standing, and all were filled to capacity.'
  7. 'Pam waited patiently with Dennis Rodman and Stephen Dorff as elevator after elevator went by, filled to capacity.'
  8. 'Siu said the maximum actual use instead of the maximum capacity of swimming pools was used to decide the number of lifeguards deployed.'
  9. 'Each scheme was filled to capacity with kids aged 4 to 12 years who took part in a wide range of games, activities and trips.'
  10. 'Camp Bucca, which has a maximum capacity of 6,000 detainees, is up to about 5,150.'
  11. 'In my opinion, a buffet restaurant is the place where you can challenge the maximum capacity of your stomach and try to fill it to the fullest with as much food as you can.'
  12. 'Only two hands went up in a room filled to capacity.'
  13. 'The match had all the essential ingredients of a footballing banquet, quality players with an abundance of skill and a near - capacity crowd.'
  14. 'Johnny was a great favourite in Bourke's Lounge in the village where he played to capacity crowds on several occasions over the past decade.'
  15. 'That's not to say today's decent, one-third capacity crowd would mind some big-hitting entertainment.'
  16. 'Kieran is one of the biggest attractions on the scene all over the Ulster region and is drawing capacity crowds to many venues.'
  17. 'The emotion of the tour was palpable and everywhere they played, capacity crowds were there to welcome them.'
  18. 'the cubic capacity is 1171 cc'
  19. 'The ECJ was once again faced with a national fiscal measure that imposed a progressively higher tax based on the cylinder capacity of the car.'
  20. 'These include a raised capacity, new cylinder block, pistons and crankshaft.'
  21. 'When this happens, it becomes difficult to maintain the capacity of the unused battery.'
The amount that something can produce.
  1. 'when running at full capacity, the factory will employ 450 people'
  2. 'The plant generally runs at full capacity from December through May and then undergoes two weeks of maintenance.'
  3. 'The plant was operating at full capacity before the war, pulling millions of liters of water from the nearby river.'
  4. 'Volkswagen and General Motors plan to double their mainland production capacities in the next four years.'
  5. 'At full capacity, the Polana factory is capable of producing 5500 tons in a year.'
  6. 'Especially that the good copper prices have indisputably encouraged mining companies to double their production capacity this year.'
  7. 'Iran claims that over the next 20 years it intends to build several more reactors with a total capacity of 6,000 MW.'
  8. 'And businesses with plants not working at full capacity because of reduced demand are not likely to rush into a lot of new investments.'
  9. 'The project at full capacity is designed to produce 12500 tons of zinc per month.'
  10. 'There are now 442 nuclear reactors operating worldwide with a total capacity of 300,000 megawatts.'
  11. 'Once the mill is running at full capacity, Bell expects over 200 truck loads per day will cross the scales with an average load of 38 cubic metres.'
  12. 'their intellectual capacities'
  13. 'Its capacity to bind both positively and negatively charged ions is also a consequence of it polarity.'
  14. 'The problem lies with the capacity of the international community to react, not with its analysis or information gathering.'
  15. 'The basic question posed by war is about the powers of endurance and capacity for sacrifice of the two sides.'
  16. 'The mayor said artistes had the capacity to contribute positively to the growth of the Zambian economic dream as the country could no longer rely on the copper industry.'
  17. 'He explained that Ireland has the capacity to generate huge volumes of energy by harnessing off-shore wind.'
  18. 'I don't think Britain has the capacity to play a role independent from the US.'
  19. 'She explained that Invesco which is a franchise holder of Coca Cola International, had the capacity to improve standards and quality of the range of products.'
  20. 'There is a real gap today between the scope of the problems and the capacity of existing international institutions to handle them.'
  21. 'This system has the capacity to move a maximum of 2,000 people at any one time.'
  22. 'It will be soldiers who suffer the reactions and as usual the armchair hawks don't have the intellectual capacity to understand any of this.'
  23. 'But ULH is simply a statutory corporation with the ordinary attributes of legal personality and a capacity to enter into contracts within its powers.'
  24. 'Both the majority and minority opinions concluded that the interpretation of the legal standard for capacity is a question of law.'
  25. 'Why is it necessary that the mentally incompetent should be given treatment to which they lack the capacity to consent?'
  26. 'And in the situation postulated the patient no longer has the capacity to revoke his advance directive.'
  27. 'The Applicant in that case questioned the testamentary capacity of the deceased person.'
  28. 'In that case, there was a finding at first instance, which was not challenged in the Court of Appeal that the claimant did not have capacity to give her consent.'
A specified role or position.
  1. 'writing in his capacity as legal correspondent'
  2. 'Elmasry was not speaking on behalf of UW - he appeared in his capacity as the national president of the Canadian Islamic Congress.'
  3. 'This raised the question in his mind about the evolutionary role of such a capacity.'
  4. 'Some of the participants have remained involved with the project to assist in a voluntary capacity.'
  5. 'Chereet has been involved with EF for fifteen years, working in a voluntary capacity since her retirement.'
  6. 'The consortium - which serves in a voluntary capacity - is chaired by John Foley, chief executive of Waterford Crystal.'
  7. 'Bibi Zainob Baksh attended in her capacity as president of the Ladies' Muslim Organization.'
  8. 'The head of the Special Investigating Unit, on the other hand, was appointed by the President in his capacity as head of the government.'
  9. 'I have simply written about the question in my capacity as a priest at St Edmund's Church.'
  10. 'He also totally failed to deliver the lectures which he was obliged to give in his capacity as Professor of Architecture at the Academy from 1798 to 1805.'
  11. 'The backdrop to the visit, led by the prime minister in his capacity as EU president, is the relatively poor showing of British exporters.'

More definitions

1. the ability to receive or contain: This hotel has a large capacity.

2. the maximum amount or number that can be received or contained; cubic contents; volume: The inn is filled to capacity. The gasoline tank has a capacity of 20 gallons.

3. power of receiving impressions, knowledge, etc.; mental ability: the capacity to learn calculus.

4. actual or potential ability to perform, yield, or withstand: He has a capacity for hard work. The capacity of the oil

More examples(as adjective)

"years can be capacity."

"whiles can be capacity."

"uses can be capacity."

"supplies can be capacity."

"returns can be capacity."

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Late Middle English: from French capacité, from Latin capacitas, from capax, capac- ‘that can contain’, from capere ‘take or hold’.