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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ca·pac·i·ty /kəˈpæsəti, ˈpæsti/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ca·pac·i·ty /kəˈpæsətɪ, ˈpæstɪ/ 名詞
 容量 能量 能力

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 容量; 產能

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ca·pac·i·ty n.; pl. Capacities
 1. The power of receiving or containing; extent of room or space; passive power; -- used in reference to physical things.
 Had our great palace the capacity
 To camp this host, we all would sup together.   --Shak.
    The capacity of the exhausted cylinder.   --Boyle.
 2. 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.   --Sir W. Hamilton.
 3. 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.   --Alex. Hamilton.
    A cause with such capacities endued.   --Blackmore.
 4. Outward condition or circumstances; occupation; profession; character; position; as, to work in the capacity of a mason or a carpenter.
 5. Law 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.
 Capacity for heat, the power of absorbing heat. Substances differ in the amount of heat requisite to raise them a given number of thermometric degrees, and this difference is the measure of, or depends upon, what is called their capacity for heat. See Specific heat, under Heat.
 Syn: -- Ability; faculty; talent; capability; skill; efficiency; cleverness. See Ability.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: ability to perform or produce [ant: incapacity]
      2: the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment;
         "the capability of a metal to be fused" [syn: capability]
      3: the amount that can be contained; "the gas tank has a
         capacity of 12 gallons" [syn: content]
      4: the maximum production possible; "the plant is working at 80
         per cent capacity"
      5: a specified function; "he was employed in the capacity of
         director"; "he should be retained in his present capacity
         at a higher salary"
      6: (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"
      7: an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is
         stored [syn: capacitance, electrical capacity]
      8: the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability
         to understand the facts and significance of your behavior
         [syn: mental ability] [ant: incapacity]
      9: tolerance for alcohol; "he had drunk beyond his capacity"