Capacity

Capacity is the ability to hold a fluid, very similar to volume.

Capacity may also refer to:

  • Capacity utilization, in economics, the extent to which an enterprise or a nation actually uses its potential output
  • Capacity (law), the legal ability to engage in certain acts, such as making a contract
  • In decision theory, a capacity is a subjective measure of likelihood of an event, similar to a membership function in fuzzy logic
  • 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
  • Heat capacity, in physics and chemistry, the amount of heat required to change a substance's temperature
  • 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
  • Nameplate capacity, in power plants, the general number of Megawatts technically available
  • Capacity factor, in power plants, an operations ratio

Other articles related to "capacity":

York Park And Ride - Future Development
... scheme, extending from Poppleton Bar with a 1,250 space capacity ... in two phases, offering a 600 space capacity initially ... to extend the Askham Bar site to increase overall capacity as part of its £22 million 'Access York' scheme ...
Faisal Mosque - Capacity
... third largest mosque), Faisal Mosque has the third largest capacity of accommodating worshipers in its adjoining grounds after the Masjid al-Haram (Grand Mosque) of Mecca ...
Foundation (engineering) - Design
... Foundations are designed to have an adequate load capacity with limited settlement by a geotechnical engineer, and the footing itself may be designed ... The primary design concerns are settlement and bearing capacity ... It is necessary that a foundation not be loaded beyond its bearing capacity or the foundation will "fail" ...
Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit
... equivalent unit (often TEU or teu) is an inexact unit of cargo capacity often used to describe the capacity of container ships and container terminals ... One TEU represents the cargo capacity of a standard intermodal container, 20 feet (6.1 m) long and 8 feet (2.44 m) wide ...
Flow Network - Example
... The flow and capacity is denoted ... Notice how the network upholds skew symmetry, capacity constraints and flow conservation ... Notice how there is positive residual capacity on some edges where the original capacity is zero, for example for the edge ...

Famous quotes containing the word capacity:

    Becoming more flexible, open-minded, having a capacity to deal with change is a good thing. But it is far from the whole story. Grandparents, in the absence of the social institutions that once demanded civilized behavior, have their work cut out for them. Our grandchildren are hungry for our love and approval, but also for standards being set.
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    If the only new thing we have to offer is an improved version of the past, then today can only be inferior to yesterday. Hypnotised by images of the past, we risk losing all capacity for creative change.
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    He has a capacity for enjoyment so vast that he gives away great chunks to those about him, and never even misses them.... He can take you to a bicycle race and make it raise your hair.
    Dorothy Parker (1893–1967)