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":

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 ...
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 ... that a foundation not be loaded beyond its bearing capacity or the foundation will "fail" ...
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
... 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 ...
York Park And Ride - Future Development
... Ride scheme, extending from Poppleton Bar with a 1,250 space capacity. 2013 in two phases, offering a 600 space capacity initially ... the Askham Bar site to increase overall capacity as part of its £22 million 'Access York' scheme ...

Famous quotes containing the word capacity:

    Forgetting: that is a divine capacity. And whoever aspires to the heights and wants to fly must cast off much that is heavy and make himself light—I call it a divine capacity for lightness.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    Once a child has demonstrated his capacity for independent functioning in any area, his lapses into dependent behavior, even though temporary, make the mother feel that she is being taken advantage of....What only yesterday was a description of the child’s stage in life has become an indictment, a judgment.
    Elaine Heffner (20th century)

    There is also something excellent in every audience,—the capacity of virtue. They are ready to be beatified.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)