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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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There were also significant differences between soil types, whereby the greatest functional diversity occurred in the Allophanic and Brown soils and the least in the Recent soils, as per functional capacity. There were no significant interactions between treatment and soil type on functional diversity.
Longitudinal studies related to lower functional capacity in the context of aging are still scarce, especially with seniors living in small cities with poor health indicators.
In the present study, older people (80 or more) obtained worse scores on all functional capacity tests.
The outcome of the test was the covered distance; the longer the distance covered by the patient, the better their functional capacity. Two tests were performed, separated by at least 30 minutes of rest, and the best performance was considered.
When compared with the data of this study, the values are higher and suggest that CKD and self-treatment contributed to the patients' poor functional capacity. However, it is noteworthy that the time on hemodialysis had no effect on respiratory function or peak oxygen consumption for the patients.
In functional capacity evaluations, an unreliable or invalid sincerity of effort assessment leads the evaluator to conclude that the FCE is not an accurate estimation of the worker's true functional capacities (Matheson, 2003; Saunders, 1999).
In this study, effects of 21 and 23 mm bileaflet mechanical prosthesis on hemodynamic performance and functional capacity improvement in young patient group, where alternative prosthesis were not used, were investigated.
Short-term effects of aerobic exercise on functional capacity, fatigue, and quality of life in patients with post-polio syndrome.
The FCS is designed to assess the functional capacity of patients in the early postoperative period (Slusarz, Beuth, & Ksiazkiewicz, 2006, 2009).
If the flow on arc(i, j) is smaller than the functional capacity, namely, [[delta].sub.k] < [u.sup.f.sub.ij], then this arc steel has room to increase the flow.
And now, Vancouver residents can undergo Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) through Burrard Physiotherapy.
The hypothesis of this study is to try to find out the effective way of prescribing home-based exercise program (illustrated brochures or practice under the supervision of a physiotherapist, or a combination of both) and to investigate if adding a specific training program to the home-based exercises improves pain and functional capacity in patients with knee OA.

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