Definition of carrying capacity in English:

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carrying capacity


1The number or quantity of people or things that can be conveyed or held by a vehicle or container.
Example sentences
  • In the pre-WWI era many horsecars were replaced with electric trolleys, which still had much lower carrying capacities than a modern train.
  • Such vehicles are all about carrying capacity, so it's not surprising that, in Britain and further afield, the Grand Voyager is a favourite in the hotel and tourism industry, as well as with large families.
  • So far, only fully tracked vehicles can provide load carrying capacity and cross-country mobility needed to effectively fight the maneuver battle.
1.1 Ecology The number of people, other living organisms, or crops that a region can support without environmental degradation.
Example sentences
  • Without key predators, he adds, prey populations grow beyond the ecosystem's carrying capacity and the entire food chain becomes unbalanced.
  • Legumes generally improve animal performance and increase carrying capacity of pastures.
  • According to the service, the Yellowstone area has reached its carrying capacity for the large predators.

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Syllabification: car·ry·ing ca·pac·i·ty

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