Translation of "capacity" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /kəˈpæs.ə.ti/ us /kəˈpæs.ə.t̬i/

capacity noun (AMOUNT)

B2 [ C or S or U ] the total amount that can be contained or produced, or (especially of a person or organization) the ability to do a particular thing

The stadium has a seating capacity of 50,000. 這個體育場能容納五萬人。
The game was watched by a capacity crowd/audience of 50,000 (= the place was completely full). 比賽場座無虛席,五萬觀眾觀看了比賽。
She has a great capacity for hard work. 她特別能吃苦耐勞。
The purchase of 500 tanks is part of a strategy to increase military capacity by 25 percent over the next five years. 購買500輛坦克是在今後五年裡將軍事力量增加25%的戰略計劃的一部分。
[ + to infinitive ] It seems to be beyond his capacity to (= he seems to be unable to) follow simple instructions. 他好像連簡單的指令也聽不懂。
Do you think it's within his capacity to (= do you think he'll be able to) do the job without making a mess of it? 你認為他有能力完成這項工作而不把它搞得一團糟嗎?
The generators each have a capacity of (= can produce) 1,000 kilowatts. 每台發電機都有1000千瓦的發電能力。
The larger cars have bigger capacity engines (= the engines are bigger and more powerful). 大轎車引擎功率也比較大。
All our factories are working at (full) capacity (= are producing goods as fast as possible). 我們所有的工廠都在全力生產。
We are running below capacity (= not producing as many goods as we are able to) because of cancelled orders. 因為訂單取消,我們的工廠開工不足。
He suffered a stroke in 2008, which left him unable to speak, but his mental capacity (= his ability to think and remember) wasn't affected. 1988年他得了中風,不能說話了,但是思維能力沒有受影響。

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capacity noun (POSITION)

C1 [ S ] formal a particular position or job

She guides tourists at the Martin Luther King Jr. Birth Home in her capacity as a National Park Service ranger.
She was speaking in her capacity as a novelist, rather than as a television presenter. 她是以小說家而不是電視節目主持人的身分發言。

(Translation of “capacity” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)