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Capacity or capacities may refer to:

Mathematics, science, and engineering[edit]



  • Carrying capacity, the population size of a species that its environment can sustain
  • Capacity planning, the process of determining the production resources needed to meet product demand
  • Capacity building, strengthening the skills, competencies and abilities of developing societies
  • Productive capacity, the maximum possible output of an economy
  • Capacity management, a process used to manage information technology in business
  • Capacity utilization, the extent to which an enterprise or a nation uses its theoretical productive capacity
  • Road capacity, the maximum traffic flow rate that theoretically may be attained on a given road
  • Seating capacity, the number of people who can be seated in a specific space


  • Capacity (law), the capability and authority to undertake a legal action


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