Meaning of CAPACITY in English

CAPACITY

noun

1 amount held/produced

ADJECTIVE

▪ high , large

a high-capacity electric pump

large-capacity disk drives

▪ limited , small

▪ maximum , total

a total ~ of 10 gallons

▪ additional , excess , spare

excess ~ in the oil industry

▪ carrying , production , seating , storage

▪ nuclear

▪ lung

▪ engine , fuel

▪ disk , memory

▪ economic , productive

▪ earning

The qualification should increase my earning ~.

VERB + CAPACITY

▪ have

▪ expand , increase

▪ reduce

CAPACITY + NOUN

▪ audience , crowd

PREPOSITION

▪ at ~

The system was already at ~.

PHRASES

▪ be filled to ~ , be packed to ~

The stadium was filled to ~ ( = was full ).

▪ operate at full ~ , work at full ~ (= to produce the maximum amount possible)

2 ability

ADJECTIVE

▪ amazing , enormous , great , infinite , remarkable

▪ limited

▪ innate , natural

Children have an innate ~ to understand language.

▪ intellectual , mental

▪ human

the human ~ for compassion

VERB + CAPACITY

▪ demonstrate , have , possess

▪ develop

▪ lack , lose

She seems to have lost the ~ to enjoy herself.

▪ enhance , increase

▪ reduce , restrict

PREPOSITION

▪ beyond sb's ~

These questions are beyond the ~ of most students.

▪ within sb's ~

The mountain walk is well within the ~ of most fit people.

▪ ~ for

her amazing ~ for organization

3 official position

ADJECTIVE

▪ official

▪ personal , private , unofficial ( esp. BrE )

▪ professional

▪ voluntary ( esp. BrE )

▪ acting , caretaker ( BrE )

▪ advisory

▪ judicial ( esp. BrE )

VERB + CAPACITY

▪ act in , work in

I have worked in an advisory ~ with many hospitals.

PREPOSITION

▪ in your ~

In my ~ as president, I would like to thank Jack for his hard work.

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