Medical Definition of capacity
1a: the ability to hold, receive, store, or accommodateb: a measure of content : the measured ability to contain : volume <a beaker with a capacity of one liter>—see vital capacityc: capacitance: the quantity of electricity that a battery can deliver under specified conditions
2: legal qualification, competency, power, or fitness
3a: power to grasp and analyze ideas and cope with problemsb: blended power, strength, and ability <encourage physical activity to the limit of the child's capacity—Morris Fishbein>
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