Definitions of capacity

  1. the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment; " the capability of a metal to be fused"
  2. an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored
  3. a specified function; " he was employed in the capacity of director"; " he should be retained in his present capacity at a higher salary"
  4. tolerance for alcohol; " he had drunk beyond his capacity"
  5. ability to perform or produce
  6. ( 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"
  7. The power of receiving and holding ideas, knowledge, etc.; the comprehensiveness of the mind; the receptive faculty; capability of undestanding or feeling.
  8. Ability; power pertaining to, or resulting from, the possession of strength, wealth, or talent; possibility of being or of doing.
  9. Outward condition or circumstances; occupation; profession; character; position; as, to work in the capacity of a mason or a carpenter.
  10. Legal or noral qualification, as of age, residence, character, etc., necessary for certain purposes, as for holding office, for marrying, for making contracts, will, etc.; legal power or right; competency.
  11. The power of receiving or containing; extent of room or space; passive power; - used in reference to physical things.
  12. The power of receiving or containing; the power of containing a certain quantity exactly; the amount that can be contained; mental ability; profession; position.
  13. Power of holding or grasping a thing: room: power of mind: character.
  14. Power of holding; mental power; character; position.
  15. Ability to receive, contain, understand, etc.; cubic extent; ability; talent; character or office; also, legal qualification.
  16. The power of containing or holding; room; capability; ability; character; legal qualification.
  17. The power of containing; extent of room or space; the power of receiving instruction; ability; profession or occupation.