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Meaning of "carrying capacity" - Business English Dictionary

carrying capacity

noun [C, usually singular]
 
 
TRANSPORT the total amount that something can hold or carry: Low water levels meant that ships lost about 8,000 tons per trip - about 11% of their carrying capacity. About 155,000 vehicles use the bridge every day, nearly twice the carrying capacity it was designed to handle.
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