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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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He said he was not satisfied hospital bosses had proved that the woman lacked the mental capacity to decide to refuse dialysis.
Total quantity or scope: Estimated number of procedures for assessing the medical fitness of persons in the region of Bratislava, ilina, Zvolen and Ko ice (total for Parts 1, 3, 5 and 7) 25,703 performances during the term of the contract and the expected number of procedures for assessing the mental capacity of people in the region of Bratislava, ilina, Zvolen and Ko ice (total for Part 2, 4, 6 and 8) is 815 performances during the term of the contract.
Now Mr Justice Charles, sitting at the Royal Courts of Justice, ordered the doctor's defence team to allow an independent assessment of his mental capacity to take place.
In this context, the mental capacity expresses the human ability to correctly appreciate the significance of his conduct acts, and the conclusion of any civil legal act necessarily involves such an ability.
Judge Mr Justice Mostyn, who said the polygamous marriage was invalid in the UK, concluded the woman, referred to as TB, did not have the mental capacity to "make the deciis sion to have sex".
Congress' attorneys had argued her mental capacity had been diminished by a long history of abuse.
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The Children's Act [1] provides that a child who: (i) is 12 years of age or older; (ii) is of sufficient maturity; and (iii) has the mental capacity to understand the benefits, risks, social and other implications of the treatment may consent to medical treatment without consent from a parent, guardian or caregiver or the assistance of a parent or guardian (section 129(2)).
Mr Justice Hayden gave specialists at the Royal Free London NHS Trust the go-ahead after ruling the mum lacked the mental capacity to make decisions.
com)-- Elevate Training and Development Ltd; a UK based learning centre has released Mental Capacity Act and DOLS learning activity for social workers undertaking continuing professional development.