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capacity

1. a measure of the electrical output of a piece of apparatus such as a motor, generator, or accumulator
2. Electronics a former name for capacitance
3. Computing
a. the number of words or characters that can be stored in a particular storage device
b. the range of numbers that can be processed in a register
4. the bit rate that a communication channel or other system can carry
5. legal competence

capacity

[kə′pas·əd·ē]
(analytical chemistry)
In chromatography, a measurement used in ion-exchange systems to express the adsorption ability of the ion-exchange materials.
(computer science)
(electricity)
(science and technology)
Volume, especially in reference to merchandise or containers thereof.

capacity

2. The volume contained in a vessel.
3. The maximum or minimum water flow obtainable under given conditions (e.g., specified conditions of pressure, temperature, and velocity).

capacity

As it pertains to airports, it is the ability of an airport to handle a given volume of traffic. It is a limit that cannot be exceeded without incurring an operational penalty.

capacity

(communications)
The maximum possible data transfer rate of a communications channel under ideal conditions. The total capacity of a channel may be shared between several independent data streams using some kind of multiplexing, in which case, each stream's data rate may be limited to a fixed fraction of the total capacity.

capacity

With regard to computer and information systems, capacity refers to the storage and transaction processing capability of computer systems, the network and/or the datacenter. See capacity on demand and storage capacity.
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The energy industry in the United States and much of the world today lacks the capacity to transform raw energy supplies into the product volumes needed and demanded by consumers.
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The team then measured the number of BPDE-DNA adducts to determine the extent of DNA damage and repair capacity.
Library capacity is calculated by multiplying the specified media count times the specified capacity per media unit based on the selected recording format.
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Also, when probates use different values and assessment measures, the definition of capacity fails to appreciate that a person may have the capability to make an informed decision in one area of their life, but may in fact lack substantial capacity in other areas (Apolloni & Cooke, 1984; Tor & Sales, 1994).
In addition to the data currently provided, the time series of implicit prices necessary for a user to aggregate IP and capacity under the new methodology will be provided.
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Surveys of Chinese 34 major steel mills, including 2005 production as well as 2005-2010 capacity forecasts for Pig Iron, Crude Steel, HR, CR, M-H Plate, GI and Coated.
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Approaches to providing capacity building have come a long way from the past, where we would send someone in to give a lecture, then leave," says Ingvar Andersson, a senior freshwater advisor for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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