The Full Wiki

capacity: Wikis

Advertisements

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

Capacity is the ability to hold, receive or absorb, or a measure thereof, similar to the concept of volume.

Capacity may also refer to:

  • Capacity (economics), the point of production at which a firm or industry's average (or "per-unit") costs begin to rise, usually because some factor is fixed (often capital or land).
  • Capacity (law), the legal ability to engage in certain acts, such as making a contract.
  • In decision theory, a capacity is a subjective measure of likelihood of an event, similar to a membership function in fuzzy logic.
  • Capacity of a set — including the notions of condenser, harmonic and Newtonian capacity

See also


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

Contents

English

Pronunciation

Advertisements

Etymology

Middle English, from French capacité from Latin capacitas -itatis, from Latin capax, meaning "able to hold much".

Noun

Singular
capacity

Plural
capacities

capacity (plural capacities)

  1. the ability to hold, receive or absorb
  2. a measure of such ability; volume
  3. the maximum amount that can be held
  4. capability; the ability to perform some task
  5. the maximum that can be produced
  6. mental ability; the power to learn
  7. faculty; the potential for growth and development
  8. rôle; the position in which one functions
  9. legal authority (to make an arrest for example)
  10. electrical capacitance
  11. (operations) The maximum that can be produced on a machine or in a facility or group.

Synonyms

Translations

Adjective

capacity

  1. filling the allotted space

Derived terms


Simple English

Capacity can mean:

  • The amount of a thing that can fit in a container. For example "The bottle has a capacity of one liter".
  • The ability to do something.
  • In terms of a sports stadium: Capacity means how many seats there are in a sports-related stadium.

Other pages

  • Incapacity


Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message