capacity capacity  /kə ˈpæ sə ti/


  1. (n) capability to perform or produce
  2. (n) the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
  3. (n) the amount that can be contained
  4. (n) the maximum production possible
  5. (n) a specified function
  6. (n) (computer science) the amount of information (in bytes) that can be stored on a disk drive
  7. (n) an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored
  8. (n) the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior
  9. (n) tolerance for alcohol


  1. Too much capacity, and airlines have to cut prices, just as a department store stuck with too many suits and dresses will hold a fire sale.
  2. The steel-capacity fight headed to a showdown this week.
  3. The world's highest-capacity flash-memory MP3 player for now.


  1. High capacity wells change being delayed in budget

    Republicans in control of the state Assembly plan to change the state budget to delay for a year implementation of a provision that would make it easier for big water users to get permits to drill high-capacity wells.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WXOW 19 La Crosse

  2. Toshiba Increases Capacity of IPedge EP Application Server for Strata CIX to 24 Ports

    Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division , today announced that it has increased the capacity of the EP model of its IPedge® Application Server to 24 ports, up from ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Suominen increases nonwovens production capacity

    On the heels of Suominen's announcement to sell its wet wipes business unit, Codi Wipes, to Value Enhancement Partners, the global leader in nonwovens for wipes, says it will invest approximately €2.5 million in capacity expansion at one of its assets at the Windsor Locks plant in Connecticut, U.S. The investment increases Suominen's capacity to produce value added nonwovens products ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: NonWovens Industry Magazine


  1. "The Senate's quick action and General Petraeus's unrivaled experience will ensure we do not miss a beat in our strategy to break the Taliban's momentum and build Afghan capacity" for security efforts in the country, Obama said in a statement.
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "I further propose we inspire the ingenuity and resolve of the American people," Mr. McCain said, "by offering a $300 million prize for the development of a battery package that has the size, capacity, cost and power to leapfrog the...
    on Jun 24, 2008 By: John McCain Source: New York Times

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