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":

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 structurally by a structural engineer ... The primary design concerns are settlement and bearing capacity ... not be loaded beyond its bearing capacity or the foundation will "fail" ...
York Park And Ride - Future Development
... a new line of the Park and Ride scheme, extending from Poppleton Bar with a 1,250 space capacity ... to begin in early 2013 in two phases, offering a 600 space capacity initially ... York council also has plans to extend the Askham Bar site to increase overall capacity as part of its £22 million 'Access York' scheme ...
Twenty-foot 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 ...
Faisal Mosque - Capacity
... II Mosque in Casablanca (the world's third largest mosque), Faisal Mosque has the third largest capacity of accommodating worshipers in its adjoining grounds after the Masjid al-Haram (Grand Mosque ...

Famous quotes containing the word capacity:

    To succeed in the other trades, capacity must be shown; in the law, concealment of it will do.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    Rice and peas fit into that category of dishes where two ordinary foods, combined together, ignite a pleasure far beyond the capacity of either of its parts alone. Like rhubarb and strawberries, apple pie and cheese, roast pork and sage, the two tastes and textures meld together into the sort of subtle transcendental oneness that we once fantasized would be our experience when we finally found the ideal mate.
    John Thorne, U.S. cookbook writer. Simple Cooking, “Rice and Peas: A Preface with Recipes,” Viking Penguin (1987)

    The frequent failure of men to cultivate their capacity for listening has a profound impact on their capacity for parenting, for it is mothers more than fathers who are most likely to still their own voices so they may hear and draw out the voices of their children.
    Mary Field Belenky (20th century)