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capacity

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1 the largest number or amount that something can hold
  • the seating capacity of the school auditorium is 800 people

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2 an assignment at which one regularly works for pay
  • served in the capacity of the network's White House correspondent for a year

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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

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The first known use of capacity was in the 15th century

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“Capacity.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/capacity. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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