Thesaurus: capacity Synonyms, capacity Antonyms
1 the largest number or amount that something can hold the seating capacity of the school auditorium is 800 people Synonyms complement, cubage, real estate, volume Related Words burden, fill, fullness, load, measure; area, room, space, stowage
2 an assignment at which one regularly works for pay served in the capacity of the network's White House correspondent for a year Synonyms appointment, berth, billet, job, connection, function, place, position, post, situationRelated Words business, employ, employment, occupation, profession; work; office, spot; calling, pursuit, trade, vocation; line, racket; engagement, gig; livelihood, living; career, lifework, practice (also practise); duty, mission, posting, service, taskNear Antonyms avocation; joblessness, unemployment
3 the action for which a person or thing is specially fitted or used or for which a thing exists offered advice in his capacity as a lawyer Synonyms business, role, function, job, part, place, position, purpose, task, workRelated Words affair, concern, hand, involvement, participation; niche, office, post, situation; calling, occupation, pursuit, vocation; activity, assignment, charge, commission, duty, employ, mission, responsibility, service, use
4 the physical or mental power to do something not everyone has the capacity for learning higher math Synonyms capability, capableness, ability, competence, competency, facultyRelated Words aptitude, aptness, endowment, equipment, facility, gift, knack, talent; address, adroitness, deftness, dexterity, hand, prowess, skill; gray matter, instinct, intelligence, ken, reason, understanding; might, potency, puissance, staying power, stuff; adequacy, effectiveness, effectualness, fitness, form, influence, resourcefulness, usefulness; means, resources, wherewithalNear Antonyms helplessness, impotence, paralysis, powerlessness, weakness; defectiveness, deficiency, inadequacy, inadequateness, ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness, inefficaciousness, inefficacy, uselessness; debilitation, disablement, impairment, incapacitationAntonyms disability, inability, incapability, incapableness, incapacity, incompetence, incompetency, ineptitude, ineptness
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