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Weight vs. Capacity — What's the Difference?

Weight vs. Capacity — What's the Difference?

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Weight

In science and engineering, the weight of an object is the force acting on the object due to gravity.Some standard textbooks define weight as a vector quantity, the gravitational force acting on the object. Others define weight as a scalar quantity, the magnitude of the gravitational force.
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Capacity

The ability to receive, hold, or absorb something
The storage capacity of a car's trunk.
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Weight

A measure of the heaviness of an object
A contest to guess the weight of a pig.
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Capacity

The maximum amount that can be contained
A bin filled to capacity.
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Weight

The force with which a body is attracted to Earth or another celestial body, equal to the product of the object's mass and the acceleration of gravity.
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Capacity

The power to learn or retain knowledge; mental ability.
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Weight

A unit measure of gravitational force
A table of weights and measures.
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Capacity

The ability to do, make, or accomplish something; capability
A comedian's capacity for making people laugh.
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Weight

A system of such measures
Avoirdupois weight.
Troy weight.
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Capacity

The maximum or optimum amount that can be produced
Factories operating below capacity.
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Weight

A metallic solid used as a standard of comparison in weighing.
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Capacity

The quality of being suitable for or receptive to specified treatment
The capacity of elastic to be stretched.
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Weight

An object used to hold something else down.
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Capacity

The position in which one functions; role
In your capacity as sales manager.
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Weight

A counterbalance in a machine.
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Capacity

Legal qualification or authority
The capacity to make an arrest.
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Weight

(Sports) A heavy object, such as a dumbbell, lifted for exercise or in athletic competition.
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Capacity

(Electricity) Capacitance.
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Weight

Excessive fat; corpulence
Exercising in order to lose weight.
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Capacity

Filling a space with the most it can hold
A capacity crowd at the concert.
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Weight

(Statistics) A factor assigned to a number in a computation, as in determining an average, to increase or decrease the number's effect on the computation, reflecting its importance.
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Capacity

The ability to hold, receive, or absorb
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Weight

Oppressiveness; pressure
The weight of responsibilities.
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Capacity

A measure of such ability; volume
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Weight

The greater part; preponderance
The weight of the evidence is against the defendant.
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Capacity

The maximum amount that can be held
It was hauling a capacity load.
The orchestra played to a capacity crowd.
A factory operating at less than full capacity.
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Weight

Influence, importance, or authority
Her approval carried great weight.
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Capacity

Capability; the ability to perform some task
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Weight

Ponderous quality
The weight of the speaker's words.
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Capacity

The maximum that can be produced.
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Weight

(Sports) A classification according to comparative lightness or heaviness. Often used in combination
A heavyweight boxer.
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Capacity

Mental ability; the power to learn
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Weight

The heaviness or thickness of a fabric in relation to a particular season or use. Often used in combination
A summerweight jacket.
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Capacity

A faculty; the potential for growth and development
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Weight

A measure of the relative thickness of yarn.
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Capacity

A role; the position in which one functions
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Weight

To make heavy or heavier
Our backpacks were weighted down with food and other essentials.
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Capacity

Legal authority (to make an arrest for example)
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Weight

To cause to feel concerned, sad, or preoccupied; burden or oppress
He was weighted with guilt.
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Capacity

Electrical capacitance.
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Weight

To increase the weight or body of (fabrics) by treating with chemicals.
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Capacity

(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.
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Weight

(Statistics) To assign weights or a weight to.
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Capacity

Filling the allotted space.
There will be a capacity crowd at Busch stadium for the sixth game.
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Weight

To cause to have a slant or bias
Weighted the rules in favor of homeowners.
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Capacity

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.
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Weight

(Sports) To assign to (a horse) the weight it must carry as a handicap in a race.
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Capacity

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.
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Weight

The force on an object due to the gravitational attraction between it and the Earth (or whatever astronomical object it is primarily influenced by).
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Capacity

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.
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Weight

An object used to make something heavier.
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Capacity

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

A standardized block of metal used in a balance to measure the mass of another object.
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Capacity

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.
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Weight

Importance or influence.
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Capacity

Ability to perform or produce
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Weight

(weightlifting) An object, such as a weight plate or barbell, used for strength training.
He's working out with weights.
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Capacity

The susceptibility of something to a particular treatment;
The capability of a metal to be fused
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Weight

(lubricants) viscosity rating.
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Capacity

The amount that can be contained;
The gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons
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Weight

(physics) Mass (atomic weight, molecular weight, etc.) in restricted circumstances
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Capacity

The maximum production possible;
The plant is working at 80 per cent capacity
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Weight

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Capacity

A specified function;
He was employed in the capacity of director
He should be retained in his present capacity at a higher salary
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Weight

(measurement) Mass (net weight, troy weight, carat weight, etc.).
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Capacity

(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
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Weight

(statistics) A variable which multiplies a value for ease of statistical manipulation.
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Capacity

An electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored
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Weight

(topology) The smallest cardinality of a base.
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Capacity

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

(typography) The boldness of a font; the relative thickness of its strokes.
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Capacity

Tolerance for alcohol;
He had drunk beyond his capacity
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Weight

(visual art) The relative thickness of a drawn rule or painted brushstroke, line weight.
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Weight

(visual art) The illusion of mass.
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Weight

(visual art) The thickness and opacity of paint.
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Weight

Pressure; burden.
The weight of care or business
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Weight

The resistance against which a machine acts, as opposed to the power which moves it.
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Weight

Shipments of (often illegal) drugs.
He was pushing weight.
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Weight

One pound of drugs, especially cannabis.
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Weight

Money.
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Weight

Weight class
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Weight

(transitive) To add weight to something; to make something heavier.
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Weight

To load (fabrics) with barite, etc. to increase the weight.
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Weight

(transitive) To load, burden or oppress someone.
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Weight

To assign weights to individual statistics.
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Weight

(transitive) To bias something; to slant.
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Weight

To handicap a horse with a specified weight.
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Weight

To give a certain amount of force to a throw, kick, hit, etc.
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Weight

The quality of being heavy; that property of bodies by which they tend toward the center of the earth; the effect of gravitative force, especially when expressed in certain units or standards, as pounds, grams, etc.
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Weight

The quantity of heaviness; comparative tendency to the center of the earth; the quantity of matter as estimated by the balance, or expressed numerically with reference to some standard unit; as, a mass of stone having the weight of five hundred pounds.
For sorrow, like a heavy-hanging bell,Once set on ringing, with his own weight goes.
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Weight

Hence, pressure; burden; as, the weight of care or business.
For the public all this weight he bears.
[He] who singly bore the world's sad weight.
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Weight

Importance; power; influence; efficacy; consequence; moment; impressiveness; as, a consideration of vast weight.
In such a point of weight, so near mine honor.
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Weight

A scale, or graduated standard, of heaviness; a mode of estimating weight; as, avoirdupois weight; troy weight; apothecaries' weight.
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Weight

A ponderous mass; something heavy; as, a clock weight; a paper weight.
A man leapeth better with weights in his hands.
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Weight

A definite mass of iron, lead, brass, or other metal, to be used for ascertaining the weight of other bodies; as, an ounce weight.
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Weight

The resistance against which a machine acts, as opposed to the power which moves it.
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Weight

To load with a weight or weights; to load down; to make heavy; to attach weights to; as, to weight a horse or a jockey at a race; to weight a whip handle.
The arrows of satire, . . . weighted with sense.
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Weight

To assign a weight to; to express by a number the probable accuracy of, as an observation. See Weight of observations, under Weight.
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Weight

To load (fabrics) as with barite, to increase the weight, etc.
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Weight

To assign a numerical value expressing relative importance to (a measurement), to be multiplied by the value of the measurement in determining averages or other aggregate quantities; as, they weighted part one of the test twice as heavily as part 2.
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Weight

The vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
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Weight

Sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting; a weight that is not attached to anything and is raised and lowered by use of the hands and arms
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Weight

The relative importance granted to something;
His opinion carries great weight
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Weight

An artifact that is heavy
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Weight

An oppressive feeling of heavy force;
Bowed down by the weight of responsibility
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Weight

A system of units used to express the weight of something
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Weight

A unit used to measure weight;
He placed two weights in the scale pan
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Weight

(statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance
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Weight

Weight down with a load
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Weight

Present with a bias;
He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders
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