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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 ability to receive, absorb, or contain.
We need a tank with large capacity.
similar words:
absorbency, adequacy, amplitude, content, dimension, magnitude, range, room, space, sufficiency, volume
definition 2: the total measured amount that can be contained.
The gas tank has a capacity of thirteen gallons.
 
similar words:
limit, maximum, room, size, space, volume
definition 3: power or ability.
He has the capacity to learn math if he wants to.
 
synonyms:
ability, capability, competence, faculty, power, strength
antonyms:
inability, incapacity
similar words:
facility, intellect, intelligence, potential, qualification, reach, sagacity, talent, wit
definition 4: the ability to function or be used in a certain way.
These athletes need to have the capacity to run at top speed for an extended amount of time.
synonyms:
ability, capability, function, suitability
similar words:
faculty, susceptibility
definition 5: a position in which one serves or functions.
She spoke in her capacity as director.
synonyms:
job, position, post, role
similar words:
duty, function, office, place, rank, responsibility, standing, station, status
definition 6: maximum electrical output.
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Word Parts
The word capacity contains the following part:
cap1, cip, capt, cept, -ceive, -ceit Latin root that means to take, catch