Definition of Capacity:

  1. A specified role or position.

  2. Law: Legal ability of an entity (person or organization) to perform an act, such as creating a binding contract.

  3. Manufacturing: Highest sustainable output rate (maximum number of units per month, quarter, or year) that can be achieved with current resources, maintenance strategies, product specifications, etc. See also engineered capacity.

  4. General: Specific ability of an entity (person or organization) or resource, measured in quantity and level of quality, over an extended period.

  5. The amount that something can produce.

  6. Banking: Borrowers ability to repay a debt on a timely basis, determined by deducting total cash outflows from the borrowers total income during (usually) a month.

  7. Telecommunications: Highest possible reliable transmission rate that can be carried on A channel, circuit, or equipment.

  8. The maximum amount that something can contain.

Synonyms of Capacity

Efficiency, Production, Productiveness, Work rate, Output, Yield, Capacity, Productive capacity, Volume, Cubic measure, IQ, SRO, Ability, Ableness, Accommodation, Acumen, Address, Adeptness, Adequacy, Adroitness, Airmanship, Amplitude, Apprehension, Aptitude, Artfulness, Artisanship, Artistry, Bellyful, Bent, Brains, Bravura, Brilliance, Brimful, Brimming, Bulging, Bump, Bumper, Burden, Bursting, Caliber, Capability, Capableness, Capaciousness, Capacitance, Capital, Character, Charge, Chock-full, Chuck-full, Cleverness, Collector junction capacitance, Command, Commodiousness, Competence, Competency, Complement, Comprehension, Conception, Condition, Congested, Consciousness, Content, Control, Coordination, Cordage, Craft, Craftsmanship, Cram, Cram-full, Crammed, Crush, Cunning, Deductive power, Deftness, Devices, Dexterity, Dexterousness, Dextrousness, Dimensions, Diplomacy, Disposable resources, Dower, Dowry, Duty, Efficacy, Efficiency, Emitter junction capacitance, Endowment, Equipment, Esemplastic power, Expansiveness, Expertise, Extensiveness, Facility, Faculties, Faculty, Farad, Farci, Fill, Filled, Finesse, Fitness, Flair, Flush, Footing, Forte, Full, Full house, Full measure, Full to bursting, Function, Funds, Genius, Gift, Grace, Grip, Handiness, Horsemanship, Ideation, Ingeniousness, Ingenuity, Instinct, Integrative power, Intellect, Intellectual gifts, Intellectual grasp, Intellectual power, Intellectualism, Intellectuality, Intellectuals, Intelligence, Intelligence quotient, Jam up, Jam-packed, Job, Judgement, Knack, Know-how, Knowledge, Lading, Limit, Load, Long suit, Makings, Marksmanship, Mastership, Mastery, Means, Measure, Mental age, Mental capacity, Mental grasp, Mental ratio, Mentality, Method, Metier, Might, Mother wit, Mouthful, Native wit, Natural endowment, Natural gift, Office, Overfull, Overstuffed, Packed, Packed like sardines, Part, Parts, Perception, Perceptiveness, Perspicacity, Place, Plenary, Position, Post, Potential, Poundage, Power, Power of mind, Powers, Practical ability, Proficiency, Province, Prowess, Qualification, Quality, Quantity, Quickness, Rank, Rationality, Readiness, Ready to burst, Reasoning power, Recourses, Relation, Replete, Resistance capacitance, Resorts, Resource, Resourcefulness, Resources, Responsibility, Role, Room, Roominess, Round, Sanity, Satiated, Saturated, Savoir-faire, Savvy, Scope of mind, Seamanship, Sense, Senses, Situation, Size, Skill, Skillfulness, Skinful, Snootful, Soaked, Space, Spaciousness, Speciality, Sphere, Standing, Standing room only, State, Station, Status, Stock, Stowage, Strong flair, Strong point, Stuffed, Style, Sufficiency, Supply, Surfeited, Susceptibility, Swollen, Tact, Tactfulness, Talent, Talents, Technical brilliance, Technical mastery, Technical skill, Technique, The goods, The stuff, Thinking power, Timing, Tonnage, Topful, Twin, Understanding, Virtuosity, Volume, Ways, Ways and means, What it takes, Wherewith, Wherewithal, Wit, Wits, Wizardry, Workmanship, Position, Post, Job, Office, Appointment

How to use Capacity in a sentence?

  1. If a manufacturing plant has hit their capacity for producing a given item in order to meet demands, it would be wise for the company in charge either to slow down advertising for a short period of time and offer a back-order system of ordering or to open an additional manufacturing plant to meet the high demand.
  2. The capacity of the individual for exceptional work was quite high so we felt motivation was the primary factor for his success.
  3. The company aimed to double its electricity-generating capacity.
  4. The capacity of the freezer is 1.1 cubic feet.
  5. I did not know if the two overweight men coming on our ship would overload our weight capacity and cause us to sink.
  6. I was engaged in a voluntary capacity.

Meaning of Capacity & Capacity Definition