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Amount vs. Capacity

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Amountnoun

The total, aggregate or sum of material not applicable to discrete numbers or units or items in standard English.

‘The amount of atmospheric pollution threatens a health crisis.’;

Capacitynoun

The ability to hold, receive or absorb

Amountnoun

A quantity or volume.

‘Pour a small amount of water into the dish.’; ‘The dogs need different amounts of food.’;

Capacitynoun

A measure of such ability; volume

Amountnoun

The number (the sum) of elements in a set.

Capacitynoun

The maximum amount that can be held

‘It was hauling a capacity load.’; ‘The orchestra played to a capacity crowd.’;

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Amountverb

To total or evaluate.

‘It amounts to three dollars and change.’;

Capacitynoun

Capability; the ability to perform some task

Amountverb

To be the same as or equivalent to.

‘He was a pretty good student, but never amounted to much professionally.’; ‘His response amounted to gross insubordination’;

Capacitynoun

The maximum that can be produced.

Amountverb

To go up; to ascend.

Capacitynoun

Mental ability; the power to learn

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Amountverb

To go up; to ascend.

‘So up he rose, and thence amounted straight.’;

Capacitynoun

A faculty; the potential for growth and development

Amountverb

To rise or reach by an accumulation of particular sums or quantities; to come (to) in the aggregate or whole; - with to or unto.

Capacitynoun

A role; the position in which one functions

Amountverb

To rise, reach, or extend in effect, substance, or influence; to be equivalent; to come practically (to); as, the testimony amounts to very little.

Capacitynoun

Legal authority (to make an arrest for example)

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Amountverb

To signify; to amount to.

Capacitynoun

Electrical capacitance.

Amountnoun

The sum total of two or more sums or quantities; the aggregate; the whole quantity; a totality; as, the amount of 7 and 9 is 16; the amount of a bill; the amount of this year's revenue.

Capacitynoun

(operations) The maximum that can be produced on a machine or in a facility or group.

‘Its capacity rating was 150 tons per hour, but its actual maximum capacity was 200 tons per hour.’;

Amountnoun

The effect, substance, value, significance, or result; the sum; as, the amount of the testimony is this.

‘The whole amount of that enormous fame.’;

Capacityadjective

Filling the allotted space.

‘There will be a capacity crowd at Busch stadium for the sixth game.’;

Amountnoun

how much of something is available;

‘an adequate amount of food for four people’;

Capacitynoun

The power of receiving or containing; extent of room or space; passive power; - used in reference to physical things.

‘Had our great palace the capacityTo camp this host, we all would sup together.’; ‘The capacity of the exhausted cylinder.’;

Amountnoun

a quantity of money;

‘he borrowed a large sum’; ‘the amount he had in cash was insufficient’;

Capacitynoun

The power of receiving and holding ideas, knowledge, etc.; the comprehensiveness of the mind; the receptive faculty; capability of understanding or feeling.

‘Capacity is now properly limited to these [the mere passive operations of the mind]; its primary signification, which is literally room for, as well as its employment, favors this; although it can not be denied that there are examples of its usage in an active sense.’;

Amountnoun

how much there is of something that you can quantify

Capacitynoun

Ability; power pertaining to, or resulting from, the possession of strength, wealth, or talent; possibility of being or of doing.

‘The capacity of blessing the people.’; ‘A cause with such capacities endued.’;

Amountnoun

a quantity obtained by addition

Capacitynoun

Outward condition or circumstances; occupation; profession; character; position; as, to work in the capacity of a mason or a carpenter.

Amountverb

be tantamount or equivalent to;

‘Her action amounted to a rebellion’;

Capacitynoun

Legal or moral qualification, as of age, residence, character, etc., necessary for certain purposes, as for holding office, for marrying, for making contracts, wills, etc.; legal power or right; competency.

Amountverb

add up in number or quantity;

‘The bills amounted to $2,000’; ‘The bill came to $2,000’;

Capacitynoun

ability to perform or produce

Amountverb

develop into;

‘This idea will never amount to anything’; ‘nothing came of his grandiose plans’;

Capacitynoun

the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment;

‘the capability of a metal to be fused’;

Amountnoun

a quantity of something, especially the total of a thing or things in number, size, value, or extent

‘the substance is harmless if taken in small amounts’; ‘sport gives an enormous amount of pleasure to many people’;

Capacitynoun

the amount that can be contained;

‘the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons’;

Amountnoun

a sum of money

‘they have spent a colossal amount rebuilding the stadium’;

Capacitynoun

the maximum production possible;

‘the plant is working at 80 per cent capacity’;

Amountverb

come to be (the total) when added together

‘losses amounted to over 10 million pounds’;

Capacitynoun

a specified function;

‘he was employed in the capacity of director’; ‘he should be retained in his present capacity at a higher salary’;

Amountverb

be regarded or classified as; be the equivalent of

‘their actions amounted to a conspiracy’; ‘what this guy was doing clearly did amount to persecution’;

Capacitynoun

(computer science) the amount of information (in bytes) that can be stored on a disk drive;

‘the capacity of a hard disk drive is usually expressed in megabytes’;

Amountverb

develop into; become

‘you'll never amount to anything’;

Capacitynoun

an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored

Capacitynoun

the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior

Capacitynoun

tolerance for alcohol;

‘he had drunk beyond his capacity’;

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