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# Capacitance vs. Capacity

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Capacitancenoun

The property of an electric circuit or its element that permits it to store charge, defined as the ratio of stored charge to potential over that element or circuit (Q/V); SI unit: farad (F).

Capacitynoun

The ability to hold, receive or absorb

Capacitancenoun

An element of an electrical circuit exhibiting capacitance.

Capacitynoun

A measure of such ability; volume

Capacitancenoun

an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored.

Capacitynoun

The maximum amount that can be held

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

Capacitancenoun

a measure of the ability of a capacitor to store electrical charge; the ratio of the charge on one plate of a capacitor to the potential difference between the plates.

Capacitynoun

Capability; the ability to perform some task

Capacitancenoun

an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored

Capacitynoun

The maximum that can be produced.

Capacitancenoun

an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge

Capacitynoun

Mental ability; the power to learn

Capacitance

Capacitance is the ratio of the amount of electric charge stored on a conductor to a difference in electric potential. There are two closely related notions of capacitance: self capacitance and mutual capacitance.

Capacitynoun

A faculty; the potential for growth and development

Capacitynoun

A role; the position in which one functions

Capacitynoun

Legal authority (to make an arrest for example)

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.’;

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’;