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capacity

ca·pac·i·ty

capacity

 
 
pronunciation:
k pae sih ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: capacities
definition 1: the amount that can be held in a particular space.
This water pitcher has a capacity of one gallon.The room has a seating capacity of one hundred.
 
similar words:
limit, maximum, room, size, space, volume
definition 2: power or ability.
He has the capacity to be a great dancer.
 
synonyms:
ability, capability, faculty, power
antonyms:
inability
similar words:
facility, intellect, intelligence, potential, qualification, reach, wit
definition 3: a job or position.
In her capacity as mayor, she invited people to visit the city.
synonyms:
job, position, post, role
similar words:
duty, function, office, place, rank, responsibility, standing, station, status
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