Dictionary Results for capacity


1. capacity - noun

· capability to perform or produce; "among his gifts is his capacity for true altruism"; "limited runway capacity"; "a great capacity for growth"

Hypernym(s): capability, capableness

Antonym(s): incapacity




2. capacity - noun

· the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment; "the capability of a metal to be fused"

Synonym(s): capability

Hypernym(s): susceptibility, susceptibleness




3. capacity - noun

· the amount that can be contained; "the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons"

Synonym(s): content

Hypernym(s): volume




4. capacity - noun

· the maximum production possible; "the plant is working at 80 per cent capacity"

Hypernym(s): production




5. capacity - noun

· a specified function; "he was employed in the capacity of director"; "he should be retained in his present capacity at a higher salary"

Hypernym(s): function, office, part, role




6. capacity - noun

· (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"

Hypernym(s): indefinite_quantity




7. capacity - noun

· an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored

Synonym(s): capacitance, electrical_capacity

Hypernym(s): electrical_phenomenon




8. capacity - noun

· the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior

Synonym(s): mental_ability

Hypernym(s): ability, power

Antonym(s): incapacity




9. capacity - noun

· tolerance for alcohol; "he had drunk beyond his capacity"

Hypernym(s): tolerance





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