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capacity

noun [C/U]  us   /kəˈpæs·ɪ·t̬i/

capacity noun [C/U] (AMOUNT)

the amount that can be held or produced by something: [C] The stadium has a seating capacity of 50,000. [U] The theater was full to capacity that night.

capacity noun [C/U] (ABILITY)

[C] the ability to do something in particular: He has an enormous capacity for work.

capacity noun [C/U] (POSITION)

[C] a particular position or job; a role : She was speaking in her capacity as a judge.
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