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Capability vs. Capacity

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Capabilitynoun

the power or ability to generate an outcome

Capacitynoun

The ability to hold, receive or absorb

Capabilitynoun

The quality of being capable; capacity; capableness; esp. intellectual power or ability.

‘A capability to take a thousand views of a subject.’;

Capacitynoun

A measure of such ability; volume

Capabilitynoun

Capacity of being used or improved.

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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Capabilitynoun

the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally;

‘he worked to the limits of his capability’;

Capacitynoun

Capability; the ability to perform some task

Capabilitynoun

the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment;

‘the capability of a metal to be fused’;

Capacitynoun

The maximum that can be produced.

Capabilitynoun

an aptitude that may be developed

Capacitynoun

Mental ability; the power to learn

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Capabilitynoun

the power or ability to do something

‘the company's capability to increase productivity’; ‘he had an intuitive capability of bringing the best out in people’;

Capacitynoun

A faculty; the potential for growth and development

Capabilitynoun

the extent of someone's or something's ability

‘the job is beyond my capabilities’;

Capacitynoun

A role; the position in which one functions

Capabilitynoun

a facility on a computer for performing a specified task

‘a graphics capability’;

Capacitynoun

Legal authority (to make an arrest for example)

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Capabilitynoun

forces or resources giving a country the ability to undertake a particular kind of military action

‘their nuclear weapons capability’;

Capacitynoun

Electrical capacitance.

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.’;

Capacityadjective

Filling the allotted space.

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

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.’;

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.’;

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.’;

Capacitynoun

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

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.

Capacitynoun

ability to perform or produce

Capacitynoun

the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment;

‘the capability of a metal to be fused’;

Capacitynoun

the amount that can be contained;

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

Capacitynoun

the maximum production possible;

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

Capacitynoun

a specified function;

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

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’;

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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