Medical Dictionary


noun ca·pac·i·ty \kə-ˈpas-ət-ē, -ˈpas-tē\
plural ca·pac·i·ties

Medical Definition of CAPACITY

a :  the ability to hold, receive, store, or accommodate b :  a measure of content :  the measured ability to contain :  volume <a beaker with a capacity of one liter>—see vital capacity c (1) :  capacitance (2) :  the quantity of electricity that a battery can deliver under specified conditions
:  legal qualification, competency, power, or fitness
a :  power to grasp and analyze ideas and cope with problems b :  blended power, strength, and ability <encourage physical activity to the limit of the child's capacity—Morris Fishbein>
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