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capacity British & World English

The maximum amount that something can contain

capacity English Thesaurus

the capacity of the freezer is 1.1 cubic feet

heat capacity British & World English

Another term for thermal capacity.

cubic capacity British & World English

The volume contained by a hollow structure, expressed in litres, cubic centimetres, or other cubic units

legal capacity British & World English

A person’s authority under law to engage in a particular undertaking or maintain a particular status

vital capacity British & World English

The greatest volume of air that can be expelled from the lungs after taking the deepest possible breath

carrying capacity British & World English

The number or quantity of people or things which can be conveyed by a vehicle or container

thermal capacity British & World English

The number of heat units needed to raise the temperature of a body by one degree

measure of capacity British & World English

A standard unit of volume used for containers, liquids, and substances such as grain

specific heat capacity British & World English

The heat required to raise the temperature of the unit mass of a given substance by a given amount (usually one degree)

overcapacity British & World English

The situation in which an industry or factory cannot sell as much as its plant is designed to produce

measure of capacity in measure British & World English

A standard unit of volume used for containers, liquids, and substances such as grain


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