Meaning of CAPACITY in English

CAPACITY

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a capacity crowd (= the maximum number of people that a place can hold )

The band performed brilliantly to a capacity crowd.

a capacity/packed audience (= the largest number of people who can fit into a hall, theatre etc )

The lecture attracted a capacity audience.

advisory role/capacity

He was employed in a purely advisory role.

at maximum capacity

The plant is operating at maximum capacity .

engine capacity (= an engine's size or power )

The engine capacity of motorcycles ranges from 50cc to 1800cc.

sb's official capacity (= someone's official position or duty )

He spent Wednesday in Washington acting in his official capacity as Senate majority leader.

seating capacity

The hall has a seating capacity of 650.

spare capacity (= the ability to produce more than can be sold )

A decline in beer sales had left the industry with spare capacity .

storage space/capacity (= space etc for keeping things in )

They moved to a house with lots of storage space.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

advisory

The department emphasised last night that it had agreed to meet Acas in its advisory capacity .

Hernandez says he believes the community should act in an advisory capacity rather than as a combatant.

The Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the government.

Some civilians are upset at the prospect of sharing power with the armed forces, even in an advisory capacity .

John was called in initially in an advisory capacity with Laings and the architects.

excess

The crash also pushed down the output-capital ratio, by an average of one tenth, as excess capacity mounted.

In 1994 the world was awash in excess production capacity .

They have, in effect, invested in excess capacity , though whether this was deliberate or accidental is harder to judge.

Analysts said the region has 10 percent, or 1. 43 million barrels a day, excess refining capacity .

According to company secretary Lawrence Bland, the aim was to get rid of excess capacity .

First, the assumption that there is no excess capacity is particularly suspect.

Such a large amount of excess capacity must severely impair the effective functioning of the accelerator.

And higher education has enjoyed excess capacity .

full

They are apparently quite relaxed about living next to railway stations, provided they are not used to their full capacity .

The whole system requires several people to operate it if it is to be used to its full capacity .

But the eight solar panels were not working to full capacity .

Already there are sawmills that can not operate at full capacity because of wood shortages.

They live in unsaturated habitats where harsh, unpredictable conditions keep populations from reaching full capacity .

Enterprises have sacked workers and are running at much less than their full capacity .

By early 1977, Tarrytown was back at full capacity with a work force of nearly 3, 800 workers.

great

The more serious the decision, the greater the capacity required.

Power filters or high capacity air-lift filters are practical for tanks of 25 to 30 gallons or greater capacity.

He bad a good platform manner and a great capacity for work but he was an inveterate intriguer.

Because fiber optic cable has a greater bandwidth capacity than coaxial cable, it can send more channels to subscribers' homes.

The potential of joy is vastly greater than our capacity to absorb it all.

Caring for newborns often leaves parents amazed by how great their human capacity is.

Tilda cared nothing for the future, and had, as a result, a great capacity for happiness.

Perhaps they have unknowingly discovered a great human capacity .

high

Secondly, they want scalable systems for immediate high capacity of data storage with low entry cost.

Power filters or high capacity air-lift filters are practical for tanks of 25 to 30 gallons or greater capacity.

The new vehicles built as replacements during the 1980s were generally of higher capacity , privately owned and fitted with air brakes.

A high capacity electric pump flooded the engine and no return for excess fuel was fitted.

Memorex promises to offer its higher capacity libraries to AS/400 users soon.

No large scale expansion in high capacity radio relay equipment is foreseen, despite the re-engineering of networks to give digital operation.

But humans have a far higher capacity than lower-order animals. 2.

Performance and comfort: this is a good all-season bag with a high loft capacity and good insulation.

human

That it failed to do so-refused to do so-is testimony to the human capacity for evasion and self-delusion.

The human capacity for love comes under especially close scrutiny.

A great deal hangs upon the species difference, the human capacity of the less subnormal, and the potentiality of normal infants.

Caring for newborns often leaves parents amazed by how great their human capacity is.

They plunged over the very edge of the human capacity to feel.

Perhaps they have unknowingly discovered a great human capacity .

It is about the false use of personal chronology as an indicator or touchstone of human capacity and worth.

He saw people driven by their passions, but self-regulated by their ability to reason and their uniquely human capacity for compassion.

large

For that period the buyers were therefore without its larger capacity and therefore unable to cater for a larger volume of business.

More people are looking for a versatile vehicle, one that would have towing capacity and larger cargo capacity.

It is a language that needs a large memory capacity and for the first time there were machines available to use it.

Most pump machines also have larger water capacities than steam machines.

Working on a tight budget, we opted for more on-board memory at the expense of a large capacity harddisk.

They see our larger capacities , and compare our, to them, successful strivings with their unrequited ones.

Most manufacturers are able to supply a larger capacity battery for this purpose.

By 1860 the steam colliers were in demand because of their larger capacity and reliability.

maximum

For many types of work, its maximum production capacity is well below the level of ten years ago.

The maximum capacity for students in the girls' physical education locker room is 30.

What is your maximum running capacity ?

Historically, we tended to concentrate on high volume products and maximum utilisation of capacity .

As a consequence, undergraduate teaching laboratories operated close to maximum capacity throughout the year.

mental

A great deal of research has been carried out with respect to the effects of ageing on physical and mental capacities .

Numerous mental capacities show similar constancy.

Gen Pinochet's lawyers argued successfully that a series of minor strokes had left their client with limited mental capacity .

One of them, 33-year-old Oliver Cruz, had a mental capacity of a child.

And don't think that by developing the second half of your brain you will merely be doubling your mental capacity .

official

Previously he had been engaged in making a geological map of Devon and he now continued this work in an official capacity .

Dole spent Wednesday in Washington acting in his official capacity as Senate majority leader.

In our official capacities that is all that we need do.

That is part of what downsizing is all about, yet down-sizing is not reflected in official indexes of capacity .

We allow officials acting in their official capacity no such area at all.

No one who was not in some official capacity was to approach within fifty yards.

He was staying on Sula Sgeir with the guga hunters to make observations in his official capacity .

But since, technically, she'd never even been employed in any official capacity , she could hardly have cared less.

productive

Both building professionals and production managers are concerned with providing a working environment that optimises productive capacity .

Classes emerge when the productive capacity of society expands beyond the level required for subsistence.

The resulting slump left a considerable proportion of productive capacity idle.

The company's current output is 40,000 units per month, which represents 90% of the company's productive capacity .

The potential for inflation after 1945 was great because the productive capacity of the country had been distorted and damaged.

Britain's productive capacity was falling more rapidly than at any time since the dawn of the industrial age.

The first possibility is that such an increase in productive capacity is not undertaken.

professional

Such as a function you have to attend in your professional capacity ?

She is, in her professional capacity , the site of convergence of many discourses but the generator of none.

Although I regularly travel through it, this will be in a professional capacity .

It takes into account their experience, any special knowledge and also whether they are acting in a business or professional capacity .

Clearly, a bank trust corporation will qualify and so should an accountant acting in a professional capacity .

It has raised the profile of solicitors that when we act for clients, we act in a professional capacity .

In a professional capacity , I mean.

spare

Smaller companies that can't afford these luxuries can sometimes arrange to use spare capacity on the network of a nearby multinational.

In the meantime fundholding practices can use the spare capacity that exists.

Despite planned closures, the continuing decline in demand will continue to generate spare capacity .

Much also depends on how much spare capacity there actually is in manufacturing industry.

A final difference with the Marshall era is the lack of spare capacity in the developed world.

These non-critical elements can be either spread throughout the time-scale or tackled when spare capacity is available.

Foster Yeoman sees potential in selling spare capacity on its trains to other users.

One of the hospitals in Grampian had spare capacity in radiology and made a presentation to the fundholding group.

total

A phase two Terminal 2 development planned for 1997/98 will increase that total capacity by another six million passengers a year.

He said Eurotunnel had granted 50 percent of its total capacity to the national railways.

Their position in the whole network of assets will need to be considered and how the total capacity contributes to strategic success.

In 1998, the residential property tax classification accounted for approximately 59 percent of the city's total tax capacity .

Today I believe the total capacity has been increased to 700 megabytes, which equals 80 minutes of music.

The main point was that the total genetic capacity of a species may increase due to gene duplication.

It had a total seating capacity of 378.

A 250-bedroom extension to the Excelsior will increase total capacity to 1,576 rooms not counting Skyway's 450 rooms.

■ NOUN

crowd

They didn't get the 60,000 capacity crowd .

Her body was worn out from performing to a capacity crowd at Town Hall.

There was a highly enthusiastic capacity crowd .

The match will be all-ticket with an anticipated 25,000 capacity crowd and distribution arrangements will be announced shortly.

A capacity crowd of 40,000 turned up.

But there were no complaints from the capacity crowd at Darlington Civic Theatre on opening night.

We haven't got the capacity crowd we expected.

production

For many types of work, its maximum production capacity is well below the level of ten years ago.

The higher prices would dovetail nicely with production capacity increases that are already in the pipeline.

With production capacity lagging behind the surging demand for nutrients from farmers around the world that trend is set to continue.

Schneider said it was selling the business because there is not enough hog supply to meet production capacity .

Damage to the plant's production capacity immediately affected world oil and petrol prices.

In order to maintain efficiency, we have had to close the surplus production capacity .

storage

This will store more than 50 times as much data as the floppy disks with the biggest storage capacity !

A non-elastic limitation is the available disk storage capacity .

What is clear is that the costs of memory and storage devices are decreasing, whilst storage capacity is increasing enormously.

Woodacon Oils continued to be a steady performer, increasing its product storage capacity .

As far as storage capacity is concerned, the situation is equally dire.

The machine had a massive storage capacity which could nevertheless fit into a handbag.

Instead, manufacturers are encouraging us to buy faster machines with more storage capacity and better displays.

Woodacon Oils continued to perform steadily, increasing product storage capacity .

■ VERB

act

I act in a consultative capacity to the Brits, when it comes to pools and patio windows.

Dole spent Wednesday in Washington acting in his official capacity as Senate majority leader.

A degree of interaction between themselves and their source is required for them to act in this capacity .

Hernandez says he believes the community should act in an advisory capacity rather than as a combatant.

Other market participants are able to act in a dual capacity .

We allow officials acting in their official capacity no such area at all.

Clearly, a bank trust corporation will qualify and so should an accountant acting in a professional capacity .

It has raised the profile of solicitors that when we act for clients, we act in a professional capacity .

develop

The most flexible attribute is the skills, these can be developed or changed in line with capacities and aspirations.

Children develop the capacity to see the view of others, consider intentions, and better adapt to the social world.

Such V-shaped ribs are not found on brachiopods, which have never developed the capacity for burrowing.

Employee Development Programs help employees develop their talents and capacities through training sessions, workshops, and the like.

Imaginative teaching is not what in the end matters - it is developing in pupils their capacity for imagination that counts.

But as they developed more capacity to deliver services, their attention shifted.

This means primary care needs to continue to develop its own capacity to question the decisions that are being taken.

Man has developed an obvious capacity for surviving the pompous reiteration of the commonplace.

double

Expansion plans announced over the weekend will enable the company to double its manufacturing capacity .

The second generation will double that capacity .

The scheme will nearly double the seating capacity of the stadium, creating an additional 7,650 seats.

With Stacker 3.0 it's now possible to more than double your disk capacity using the package's customisable compression features.

The Morestore can be expanded by the simple addition of a module unit, which doubles the storage capacity .

The new satellite will double the country's capacity for information gathering from space.

The brewhouse he installed then is now being replicated in mirror image to double that capacity .

A techie's delight. 6 SuperStar Pro claims to roughly double the capacity of your hard disk.

expand

Transaction costs have encouraged firms to expand their own internal capacity in preference to extensive reliance on outside suppliers.

Chellam also said the memory-chip maker will expand production capacity more than 40 percent this year.

A bladder which is frequently emptied does not expand to its full capacity and needs gentle stretching to bring this about.

Officials say they will expand glyphosate capacity by about 50 % over the next three years.

Its expanded capacity could provide enough water for an additional 1 million Phoenix-area residents, experts say.

Satellite communications have recently expanded the capacity of governments to use the media to communicate with other governments.

fill

Participants said the city's main square was filled to capacity .

The room was filled to capacity that night with professionals all dressed up and on their best behavior.

He bathed his face in the fountain of her body liquid, and filled his mouth to capacity .

The ship, it is said, is filled to capacity with sperm oil.

The Lake District National Park is filled to capacity for much of the summer.

Four 26-week groups are run simultaneously and are always filled to capacity .

A safety valve releases any excess pressure once the air chamber has been filled to capacity .

Were the planes leaving Sky Harbor for Texas and Pennsylvania filled to capacity ?

increase

A phase two Terminal 2 development planned for 1997/98 will increase that total capacity by another six million passengers a year.

However, everyone is increasing channel capacity , and both approaches are likely to reach the same conclusion.

We will reduce airport congestion by increasing the capacity of our air traffic control.

Key reasons include an ability to increase capacity and to compete globally.

Woodacon Oils continued to be a steady performer, increasing its product storage capacity .

The power station plans to invest $ 150 million to increase its capacity over the next two years.

Woodacon Oils continued to perform steadily, increasing product storage capacity .

Pursuing new technologies to increase roadway capacity without adding travel lanes has become fashionable.

learn

The idea is to encourage their capacity to learn .

The less the capacity to learn and consider, the greater is the habit instinctive.

The capacity to learn is always present.

That all living creatures possess a capacity to learn is apparent from the way they find their way around an environment.

Aged rats lose their capacity both to learn new tasks and to show potentiation.

What assumptions are we, and the old people themselves, making about their capacity to learn ?

All animals appear to have some capacity to learn from experience.

limit

That way the general public's limited capacity for remembering the truths of any given case may not be exceeded.

Computers traditionally talk to each other over phone lines, which have sharply limited capacity compared with cable.

Gen Pinochet's lawyers argued successfully that a series of minor strokes had left their client with limited mental capacity .

The service doesn't limit your storage capacity , and you get the usual sort of address book.

These normally private functions can assume unusually large proportions if illness limits a person's capacity for self care.

All of us, the overweight as well as the slim, have some body controls which limit our eating capacity .

Carbon monoxide Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas which, when inhaled, limits the body's capacity to absorb oxygen.

lose

Economic statistics are losing their credibility and capacity to depress.

But they never lost their capacity for diplomacy no matter what the provocation.

It was because of the possibility of literary devices losing their defamiliarizing capacity that the distinction between device and function was introduced.

It could become so enamored with quantity-gaining more and more members-that it loses any capacity to make qualitative judgments.

Often I worried I was losing the capacity to feel and be human.

Have you lost all capacity for conversing?

Aged rats lose their capacity both to learn new tasks and to show potentiation.

But even the best wear out after repeated power outages and gradually lose their capacity to protect your equipment.

produce

Bigger capacity engines produce more torque as more fuel is burnt per firing stroke, giving a bigger push to the piston.

The result: As the need for food has grown, the capacity to produce it has diminished.

Malt Whisky: There are 27 distilleries producing almost a third of the total industry capacity .

The second area that is affected when a company focuses its data-processing capacity on producing information is its organization structure.

With population growth outpacing the capacity to produce food, agriculture has reached a crossroads.

Moreover, some type C strains having lost the capacity to produce beta-toxin failed to hybridize with the IS1151 probe.

provide

These provide expanded capacity for platinum anti-cancer drugs and specialised organic pharmaceutical products.

This will provide capacity for the half-hourly airport service, which will offer a 39 min journey to the city centre.

A mix of local and express services will provide capacity for 41,000 passengers / h in each direction.

They provide chamber capacities from 50-125 litres with large stainless steel chambers in relation to their footprint.

reduce

While it may help protect the existing curriculum against falling rolls it will also reduce the curricular decision-making capacity of the school.

Customers are offered a greater range of destinations and flight times, while carriers can reduce capacity and share costs.

However, cuts in capital investment and fuel supply problems have reduced capacity growth to something around 3% per year.

This reduces the bank's capacity to create credit.

Greater pressure on staff time significantly reduces our capacity .

Such producers were encouraged to reduce capacity and maintain prices.

Bureaucratic forms of administration would reduce the state's capacity to direct the economy effectively.

This way we get rid of several problems at one stroke, including probably reducing the agricultural capacity of farmers in Britain.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

All the storage units were filled to capacity .

Cheryl's capacity for understanding and compassion is impressive.

Children have a remarkable capacity to learn language.

He has an enormous capacity for hard work.

He works for this firm in a legal capacity , giving advice on international law.

I'm here in my capacity as Union Representative.

In her capacity as war correspondent for ABC News, she has traveled all over the world.

Rollins will be working in an advisory capacity on this project.

The capacity of the tank should be 500 gallons or more.

The car's fold-down rear seat increases the trunk capacity .

The computer's memory has a capacity of over 200 megabytes.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But they never lost their capacity for diplomacy no matter what the provocation.

Getting moving here won't mitigate the despair; but it would at least show some capacity to think beyond the sourly inescapable.

Hence Phoenix always keeps at least two of its garbage districts in public hands-so it will always have the capacity to compete.

In the stage when she begins forming her own inner values, her capacities for paying attention reach a new dimension.

Managerial candidates will need to call upon people who know them in different capacities to assist in their self-diagnosis.

Soil water was restored weekly to field capacity .

The resulting slump left a considerable proportion of productive capacity idle.

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