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capacity

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

Medical Definition of capacity

plural ca·pac·i·ties

  1. 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. 2:  legal qualification, competency, power, or fitness

  3. 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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