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capacity

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of capacity

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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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