capability to perform or produce
"among his gifts is his capacity for true altruism"; "limited runway capacity"; "a great capacity for growth"
the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
"the capability of a metal to be fused"
the amount that can be contained
"the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons"
the maximum production possible
"the plant is working at 80 per cent capacity"
a specified function
"he was employed in the capacity of director"; "he should be retained in his present capacity at a higher salary"
(computer science) the amount of information (in bytes) that can be stored on a disk drive
"the capacity of a hard disk drive is usually expressed in megabytes"
capacitance, electrical capacity, capacity(noun)
an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored
capacity, mental ability(noun)
the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior
tolerance for alcohol
"he had drunk beyond his capacity"
The maximum that can be produced on a machine or in a facility or group.
Its capacity rating was 150 tons per hour, but its actual maximum capacity was 200 tons per hour.
Filling the allotted space.
There will be a capacity crowd at Busch stadium for the sixth game.
A measure of such ability; volume
The maximum amount that can be held
Capability; the ability to perform some task
The maximum that can be produced.
Mental ability; the power to learn
A faculty; the potential for growth and development
A role; the position in which one functions
Legal authority (to make an arrest for example)
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Power is the most general term of this group, including every quality, property, or faculty by which any change, effect, or result is, or may be, produced; as, the power of the legislature to enact laws, or of the executive to enforce them; the power of an acid to corrode a metal; the power of a polished surface to reflect light. Ability is nearly coextensive with power, but does not reach the positiveness and vigor that may be included in the meaning of power, ability often implying latent, as distinguished from active power; we speak of an exertion of power, but not of an exertion of ability. Power and ability include capacity, which is power to receive; but ability is often distinguished from capacity, as power that may be manifested in doing, as capacity is in receiving; one may have great capacity for acquiring knowledge, and yet not possess ability to teach. Efficiency is active power to effect a definite result, the power that actually does, as distinguished from that which may do. Competency is equal to the occasion, readiness prompt for the occasion. Faculty is an inherent quality of mind or body; talent, some special mental ability. Dexterity and skill are readiness and facility in action, having a special end; talent is innate, dexterity and skill are largely acquired. Our abilities include our natural capacity, faculties, and talents, with all the dexterity, skill, and readiness that can be acquired. Efficacy is the power to produce an intended effect as shown in the production of it; as, the efficacy of a drug. Efficiency is effectual agency, competent power; efficiency is applied in mechanics as denoting the ratio of the effect produced to the power expended in producing it; but this word is chiefly used of intelligent agents as denoting the quality that brings all one's power to bear promptly and to the best purpose on the thing to be done. Compare ADDRESS; DEXTERITY; SKILFUL.
ability, aptitude, capability, cleverness, cogency, competency, dexterity, efficacy, efficiency, energy, expertness, faculty, force, might, power, qualification, readiness, skill, strength, susceptibility, talent
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- производителност, компетентност, капацитет, вместимост, способност, правоспособностBulgarian
- capacitatCatalan, Valencian
- απόδοση, θέση, ιδιότητα, ικανότητα, χωρητικότηταGreek
- kapasiteetti, kykyFinnish
- כושר, יכולתHebrew
- 생산 능력Korean
- muatan, kapasiti, isianMalay
- capaciteiten, capaciteit, hoedanigheidDutch
- kapasitetNorwegian Nynorsk
- производительность, компетентность, вместимость, мощность, ёмкость, способность, правоспособностьRussian
- sức chứaVietnamese
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