capacity


capacity
n.
ability to hold

1) to capacity (filled to capacity)

2) lung; seating; storage capacity

3) a capacity of (a capacity of twenty gallons)

ability

4) intellectual, mental capacity

5) one's earning capacity

6) a capacity for (a capacity for making friends)

7) the capacity to + inf. (she has the capacity to go all the way to the top)

ability to produce

8) plant; productive capacity (our country's productive capacity)

9) full, peak capacity

10) at capacity (to operate at peak capacity)

function

11) an administrative; advisory; official; professional; unofficial capacity

12) in a capacity (she acted in an advisory capacity; in his capacity as legal advisor, he helped us a great deal)

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[kə'pæsɪtɪ]
mental capacity
peak capacity
professional
seating
storage capacity
unofficial capacity
productive capacity (our country's productive capacity)
['ability to produce'] plant
['ability'] intellectual
['function'] an administrative
one's earning capacity
a capacity for (a capacity for making friends)
a capacity of (a capacity of twenty gallons)
['ability to hold'] to capacity (filled to capacity)
in a capacity (she acted in an advisory capacity; in his capacity as legal advisor, he helped us a great deal)
the capacity to + inf. (she has the capacity to go all the way to the top)
at capacity (to operate at peak capacity)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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