Capacity is the ability to hold a fluid, very similar to volume.

Capacity may also refer to:

  • Capacity utilization, in economics, the extent to which an enterprise or a nation actually uses its potential output
  • Capacity (law), the legal ability to engage in certain acts, such as making a contract
  • In decision theory, a capacity is a subjective measure of likelihood of an event, similar to a membership function in fuzzy logic
  • Capacity of a set, in mathematics, one way of measuring a set's size
  • Battery capacity, in electrical engineering, a measure of a battery's ability to store electrical charge
  • Heat capacity, in physics and chemistry, the amount of heat required to change a substance's temperature
  • Carrying capacity, in biology, the ability of an environment to sustain populations
  • Channel capacity, in communications
  • Combining capacity, in chemistry, number of chemical bonds formed by the atoms of a given element
  • Nameplate capacity, in power plants, the general number of Megawatts technically available
  • Capacity factor, in power plants, an operations ratio

Other articles related to "capacity":

Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit
... unit (often TEU or teu) is an inexact unit of cargo capacity often used to describe the capacity of container ships and container terminals ... One TEU represents the cargo capacity of a standard intermodal container, 20 feet (6.1 m) long and 8 feet (2.44 m) wide ...
Faisal Mosque - Capacity
... world's third largest mosque), Faisal Mosque has the third largest capacity of accommodating worshipers in its adjoining grounds after the Masjid al-Haram (Grand Mosque) of Mecca, the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi (P ...
York Park And Ride - Future Development
... a new line of the Park and Ride scheme, extending from Poppleton Bar with a 1,250 space capacity ... Construction is set to begin in early 2013 in two phases, offering a 600 space capacity initially ... has plans to extend the Askham Bar site to increase overall capacity as part of its £22 million 'Access York' scheme ...
Foundation (engineering) - Design
... Foundations are designed to have an adequate load capacity with limited settlement by a geotechnical engineer, and the footing itself may be designed structurally ... The primary design concerns are settlement and bearing capacity ... It is necessary that a foundation not be loaded beyond its bearing capacity or the foundation will "fail" ...
Flow Network - Example
... The flow and capacity is denoted ... how the network upholds skew symmetry, capacity constraints and flow conservation ... Notice how there is positive residual capacity on some edges where the original capacity is zero, for example for the edge ...

Famous quotes containing the word capacity:

    Just as we are learning to value and conserve the air we breathe, the water we drink, the energy we use, we must learn to value and conserve our capacity for nurture. Otherwise, in the name of human potential we will slowly but surely erode the source of our humanity.
    Elaine Heffner (20th century)

    There is also something excellent in every audience,—the capacity of virtue. They are ready to be beatified.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

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