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Capacity is the total amount that can be contained or produced.
Specifically, capacity may refer to:
- The capacity of a container is the ability to hold a fluid (see volume#Related terms)
- In decision theory, a capacity is a subjective measure of likelihood of an event, similar to a membership function in fuzzy logic
- In traffic flow theory, capacity is the maximum traffic flow rate that may be attained.
- Capacity (law), the legal ability to engage in certain acts, such as making a contract
- 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
- 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
- Heat capacity, in physics and chemistry, the amount of heat required to change a substance's temperature
- Nameplate capacity, in power plants, the general number of Megawatts technically available
- Productive capacity, in economics, management and engineering, refers to the maximum possible output of a system
- Seating capacity, the maximum number of persons that can be seated in a specific place
- Capacity building, or capacity development, strengthens an individual's or community's skills and knowledge.
- Capacity factor, in power plants, an operations ratio
- Capacity management, a process used to manage Information Communication Technology (ICT)
- Capacity planning, in economics, the process of determining the required production capacity
- Capacity utilization, in economics, the extent to which an enterprise or a nation actually uses its potential output
- Capacitance (physics) the ability of a body to store an electrical charge.
- Source: Cambridge International Dictionary of English, 1995
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