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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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- Generation companies will receive capacity payments for 15 years, after which their capacity payments will be reduced to the level of their fixed operating costs.
Typical systems concentrating on capacity usually only serve to highlight the quantifying output sacrificed due to low capacity utilization.
Capacity climbed 3.8% to 5.03 billion ASMs and load factor was up 0.6 point to 78.4%.
Injection capacity: 8.2 to 15.3 oz, rates to 28.98 cu in./sec
The production capacity of the paper machine is 115,000 metric tons/yr of brown sack paper and that of the pulp line is 60,000 metric tons/yr of semi-alkaline pulp (SAP);
Administrators can use powerful policies in these devices for a range of data migration tasks such as moving data off legacy file servers to new NAS devices, balancing storage capacity, or performing software upgrades.
The rise in energy prices creates a new problem for economic policymakers because the capacity constraints cannot be easily addressed over the next four years.
- Philippines: a new plant with annual capacity of 500,000 units will become operational in April 2006.
The teachers' sphere of influence is defined as her or his leadership capacity. A higher number indicates a larger sphere of influence.
* those OEMs that have turned the "procurement" screws most aggressively over the last several years now are all but blacklisted the better casting firms simply are selling their limited capacity to others and shutting out these companies.
The team then measured the number of BPDE-DNA adducts to determine the extent of DNA damage and repair capacity.
Globally, polyethylene capacity is poised to see considerable growth over the next five years, potentially increasing from 110.12 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) in 2018 to 157.02 mtpa in 2023, registering a total growth of 43 per cent, led by Asia and North America, said GlobalData.

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