capacity

[ kuh-pas-i-tee ]
/ kəˈpæs ɪ ti /
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noun, plural ca·pac·i·ties.

adjective

reaching maximum capacity: a capacity audience; a capacity crowd.

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Origin of capacity

1375–1425; late Middle English capacite<Middle French <Latin capācitāt- (stem of capācitās), equivalent to capāci-, stem of capāx roomy (cap(ere) to hold + -āci- adj. suffix) + -tāt--ty2

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH capacity

ability, capacity
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British Dictionary definitions for capacity

capacity
/ (kəˈpæsɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

Word Origin for capacity

C15: from Old French capacite, from Latin capācitās, from capāx spacious, from capere to take
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Medical definitions for capacity

capacity
[ kə-păsĭ-tē ]

n.

The measure of potential cubic contents of a cavity or receptacle; volume.
Ability to perform or produce; capability.
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