Capacity

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Etymology

Middle English capacite, from Middle French capacité, from Latin capacitat-, capacitas, from capac-, capax

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Definitions

  • 1 : legal competency or fitness <capacity to stand trial>
  • 2 a : the potential or suitability for holding, storing, or accommodating <a large seating capacity>
b : the maximum amount or number that can be contained or accommodated <a jug with a one-gallon capacity> <the auditorium was filled to capacity>
b : the faculty or potential for treating, experiencing, or appreciating <capacity for love>
  • 4 : duty, position, role <will be happy to serve in any capacity>
  • 5 : the facility or power to produce, perform, or deploy : capability <a plan to double the factory's capacity>; also : maximum output <industries running at three-quarter capacity>
  • 6 a : capacitance
b : the quantity of electricity that a battery can deliver under specified conditions