HyperDic: capacity

English > 9 senses of the word capacity:
NOUNattributecapacitycapability to perform or produce
statecapacity, capabilitythe susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
quantitycapacity, contentthe amount that can be contained
actcapacitythe maximum production possible
actcapacitya specified function
quantitycapacity(computer science) the amount of information (in bytes) that can be stored on a disk drive
phenomenoncapacity, capacitance, electrical capacityan electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored
cognitioncapacity, mental abilitythe power to learn or retain knowledge
attributecapacitytolerance for alcohol
capacity > pronunciation
Soundskahpae'sahtiy; kahpae'sihtiy
Rhymesability ... zloty: 638 rhymes with tiy...
English > capacity: 9 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningCapability to perform or produce.
Examples
  • "among his gifts is his capacity for true altruism"
  • "limited runway capacity"
  • "a great capacity for growth"
Broadercapability, capablenessThe quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally
Oppositeincapacitylack of physical or natural qualifications
Verbscapacitatemake capable
capacitatemake legally capable or qualify in law
English > capacity: 9 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe susceptibility of something to a particular treatment.
Synonymcapability
Narroweractivity(chemistry) the capacity of a substance to take part in a chemical reaction
resistanceThe capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents
Broadersusceptibility, susceptiblenessThe state of being susceptible
Spanishcapacidad
Catalancapacitat
English > capacity: 9 senses > noun 3, quantity
MeaningThe amount that can be contained.
Example"the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons"
Synonymcontent
Narrowervital capacityThe maximum amount of air that can be exhaled after a maximum inhalation (usually tested with a spirometer)
BroadervolumeThe amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object
Spanishcapacidad, contenido
Catalancapacitat, contingut
Adjectivescapaciouslarge in capacity
English > capacity: 9 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe maximum production possible.
Example"the plant is working at 80 per cent capacity"
Broaderproduction(economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale
Spanishcapacidad
English > capacity: 9 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningA specified function.
Examples
  • "he was employed in the capacity of director"
  • "he should be retained in his present capacity at a higher salary"
Broaderfunction, office, part, roleThe actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
English > capacity: 9 senses > noun 6, quantity
Meaning(computer science) the amount of information (in bytes) that can be stored on a disk drive.
Example"the capacity of a hard disk drive is usually expressed in megabytes"
Categorycomputer science, computingThe branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Narrowerformatted capacity(computer science) the usable capacity of a disk drive
unformatted capacity(computer science) the total number of bytes on a disk including the space that will be required to format it
Broaderindefinite quantityAn estimated quantity
Adjectivescapaciouslarge in capacity
English > capacity: 9 senses > noun 7, phenomenon
MeaningAn electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored.
Synonymscapacitance, electrical capacity
Broaderelectrical phenomenonA physical phenomenon involving electricity
Spanishcapacidad
Catalancapacitat
English > capacity: 9 senses > noun 8, cognition
MeaningThe power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior.
Synonymmental ability
Narrowerprescience, previsionThe power to foresee the future
Broaderability, powerpossession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done
Oppositeincapacitylack of intellectual power
English > capacity: 9 senses > noun 9, attribute
Meaningtolerance for alcohol.
Example"he had drunk beyond his capacity"
BroadertoleranceThe power or capacity of an organism to tolerate unfavorable environmental conditions
Spanishresistencia, tolerancia

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