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capacity

kuh pa suh tee

  • n  capability to perform or produce
    among his gifts is his capacity for true altruism
    limited runway capacity
    a great capacity for growth
  • n  the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
  • n  the amount that can be contained
    the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons
  • n  the maximum production possible
    the plant is working at 80 per cent capacity
  • n  a specified function
    he was employed in the capacity of director
    he should be retained in his present capacity at a higher salary
  • n  (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
  • n  an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored
  • n  the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior
  • n  tolerance for alcohol
    he had drunk beyond his capacity

  • After a normal holiday lull, the steel industry was at capacity again last week, and new orders were piling up faster than ever.
  • 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.
  • The steel-capacity fight headed to a showdown this week.
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 18, 2013 - Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance
  • 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.
    June 18, 2013 - WXOW 19 La Crosse
  • 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 ...
    June 18, 2013 - NonWovens Industry Magazine
Quotes

  • Barack Obama in BusinessWeek
    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 capacityfor security efforts in the country, Obama said in a statement.
  • John McCain in New York Times
    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...

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