Meaning of CAPACITY in English
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
Your ~ for something is your ability to do it, or the amount of it that you are able to do.
Our ~ for giving care, love and attention is limited...
Her mental ~ and temperament are as remarkable as his.
...people’s creative capacities.
N-VAR: oft with poss, N for n/-ing, N to-inf
The ~ of something such as a factory, industry, or region is the quantity of things that it can produce or deliver with the equipment or resources that are available.
Bread factories are working at full ~...
The region is valued for its coal and vast electricity-generating ~...
The ~ of a piece of equipment is its size or power, often measured in particular units.
...an aircraft with a bomb-carrying ~ of 454 kg.
The ~ of a container is its volume, or the amount of liquid it can hold, measured in units such as litres or gallons.
...the fuel tanks, which had a ~ of 140 litres...
Grease 6 ramekin dishes of 150 ml (5-6 fl oz) ~.
The ~ of a building, place, or vehicle is the number of people or things that it can hold. If a place is filled to ~, it is as full as it can possibly be.
Each stadium had a seating ~ of about 50,000...
Toronto hospital maternity wards were filled to ~.
N-SING: also no det, oft to N
A ~ crowd or audience completely fills a theatre, sports stadium, or other place.
A ~ crowd of 76,000 people was at Wembley football stadium for the event.
ADJ: ADJ n
If you do something in a particular ~, you do it as part of a particular job or duty, or because you are representing a particular organization or person. (WRITTEN)
Ms Halliwell visited the Philippines in her ~ as a Special Representative of Unicef...
This article is written in a personal ~...
N-COUNT: with supp, in N, oft poss N as n
Collins COBUILD. Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) . 2012