# Carrying capacity

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## carrying capacity

[′kar·ē·iŋ kə′pas·əd·ē]
(ecology)
The maximum population size that the environment can support without deterioration.
(electricity)
The maximum amount of current or power that can be safely handled by a wire or other component.

## Carrying capacity

In terms of the built and urban environment, refers to the upper limits of development beyond which the quality of human life, health, welfare, safety or community character and identity might be unsustainably altered; a measure of the ability of a region to accommodate growth and development within the limits defined by existing infrastructure and natural resource capabilities. It is a finite quantity that equates to the ecosystem resources of a defined area such as a locality, habitat, region, country, or place.

## carrying capacity

Of an electric cable or wire, same as ampacity.
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In the previous write up we have already seen that India has a carrying capacity of supporting 529 million only.
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Kappa hard luggage has long provided extra carrying capacity for longdistance touring and commuting.
As far as I know," said DeLucia, who has studied the vessel design with the intent to increase the vessel's carrying capacity.
Conflict carrying capacity scores over a decade reveal that the barometer provided six to nine months' advance warning of civil wars that erupted in Algeria and Sri Lanka; the scores also forecast Peru's return to stability after a period of civil unrest.
Those are the devices necessary to increase the station's human carrying capacity from three (enough only to make sure the station stays operational) to six or seven (enough to maintain the station and do scientific research).

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