Definition of 'capacity'
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The bosses attended in a personal capacity rather than as representatives of their companies. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's also made me realise how deep my capacity to love is. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Most of the spectators in a capacity crowd of 14,000 stayed on to watch him in action. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I may not have her mental capacity. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is part of an inquiry launched last July into whether the industry has the capacity to meet demand. Times, Sunday Times (2017) Limited capacity on the riverside. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I want to know if she recognises her power, her capacity to sell stuff. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This enables all aircraft up to the Airbus A380 to land and take off with full load capacity during all weather conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The board said that being able to'make and release unused seat reservations during a journey ensures optimal use of available capacity '. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is virtually no scope to change destination due to limited capacity in other ports. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You have a great capacity for love locked up inside you. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The higher standing of the human in the moral hierarchy derives from this superior mental capacity. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The capacity crowd is intent but seems gentle. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)When people feel there is more work than capacity it keeps people happy and busy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The first thing you need to do is measure your bladder capacity. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The same goes for its carrying capacity. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We had the capacity to deal with that. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Would that also have been in a personal capacity? Times, Sunday Times (2014)But lower prices when stadiums are at capacity is not one of them. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Increasing its fuel consumption capacity helps us to lose unwanted pounds and inches. Lower Your Blood Pressure in 4 Easy Stages (1989)There also appears to be less spare capacity in the economy than many had feared. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Most people use less than a third of their available lung capacity in normal breathing. The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)Its two runways are full to capacity. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Critics questioned the capacity and ability of the organisations to gear up in such a short time. Times, Sunday Times (2014)What is the boat's seating capacity? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Not within one's competence or capacity. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Each teacher has the capacity for immense power, but only for a small number of people. Times, Sunday Times (2010)As must be the club 's capacity to foster democracy in the wider world. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This was the sort of game that makes managers lose their hair, and the rest of us delight in the capacity of football to thrill and amaze. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'capacity'
British English: capacity /kəˈpæsɪtɪ/ NOUN
Your capacity for something is your ability to do it, or the amount of it that you are able to do.
Our capacity for giving care, love, and attention is limited.
- American English: capacity
- Arabic: قُدْرَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: capacidade
- Chinese: 容量
- Croatian: kapacitet
- Czech: kapacita
- Danish: kapacitet
- Dutch: capaciteit
- European Spanish: capacidad
- Finnish: kapasiteetti
- French: capacité
- German: Kapazität
- Greek: χωρητικότητα
- Italian: capacità
- Japanese: 収容力
- Korean: 수용량
- Norwegian: kapasitet
- Polish: zdolność
- European Portuguese: capacidade
- Romanian: capacitate
- Russian: способность
- Spanish: capacidad
- Swedish: kapacitet
- Thai: ปริมาณสูงสุดที่รับได้
- Turkish: kapasite
- Ukrainian: здатність
- Vietnamese: khả năng
Definition of capacity from the Collins English Dictionary
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