1. [ noun ] ability to perform or produce
Related terms: incapacity capability capacitate
2. [ noun ] the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
Synonyms: capability

"the capability of a metal to be fused"

Related terms: susceptibility activity
3. [ noun ] the amount that can be contained
Synonyms: content

"the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons"

Related terms: volume vital_capacity hold
4. [ noun ] (economics,business) the maximum production possible

"the plant is working at 80 per cent capacity"

Related terms: production
5. [ noun ] a specified function

"he was employed in the capacity of director" "he should be retained in his present capacity at a higher salary"

Related terms: function
6. [ noun ] tolerance for alcohol

"he had drunk beyond his capacity"

Related terms: tolerance
7. [ noun ] (physics,electricity) an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored
Synonyms: capacitance electrical_capacity
Related terms: electrical_phenomenon
8. [ noun ] (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"

Related terms: indefinite_quantity unformatted_capacity formatted_capacity computer_science
9. [ noun ] the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior
Synonyms: mental_ability
Related terms: incapacity ability prescience
Similar spelling:   capacitor