|1.||[ noun ] ability to perform or produce|
|Related terms:||incapacity capability capacitate|
|2.||[ noun ] the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment|
"the capability of a metal to be fused"
|Related terms:||susceptibility activity|
|3.||[ noun ] the amount that can be contained|
"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"
|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"
|6.||[ noun ] tolerance for alcohol|
"he had drunk beyond his capacity"
|7.||[ noun ] (physics,electricity) an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored|
|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|
|Related terms:||incapacity ability prescience|