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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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A more cumbersome phrasing of the testamentary capacity test can be found in the book Concise Treatise on the Law of Wills, which incorporates a requirement that the testator understand the testamentary act itself:
b) a will or part of a will to be revoked on behalf of a person who lacks testamentary capacity.
The seminal statement of what constitutes testamentary capacity, and hence what must be proven, was stated by Justice Cockburn in the English case of Banks v.
2) In the discussion which follows, however, testamentary capacity will be considered in isolation.
That the testator lacked testamentary capacity at the time of signing the 2000 Codicil and the 2001 Will;
that the law should grant minors testamentary capacity when parents
The practical assessment of testamentary capacity and undue influence in the elderly.
1) the heirs who are entitled to a portion of an inheritance must have a testamentary capacity, that is to exist or to be conceived the moment of the opening of the inheritance;
11) The court stated that based on these facts, it would have invalidated the will on the grounds of undue influence alone without any evidence of lack of testamentary capacity.