meaning of capacity

1. The power of receiving or containing; extent of room or space; passive power; -- used in reference to physical things.
The power of receiving and holding ideas, knowledge, etc. ; the comprehensiveness of the mind; the receptive faculty; capability of undestanding or feeling.
Ability; power pertaining to, or resulting from, the possession of strength, wealth, or talent; possibility of being or of doing.
Outward condition or circumstances; occupation; profession; character; position; as, to work in the capacity of a mason or a carpenter.
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.
capacity The maximum possible data transfer rate of a communications channel under ideal conditions. The total capacity of a channel may be shared between several independent data streams using some kind of multiplexing, in which case, each streams data rate may be limited to a fixed fraction of the total capacity.
a specified function; "he was employed in the capacity of director"; "he should be retained in his present capacity at a higher ">salary"

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