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carrying capacitynoun [C, usually singular]

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TRANSPORT the ​totalamount that something can ​hold or ​carry: Low water ​levelsmeant that ​shipslost about 8,000 ​tonspertrip - about 11% of their ​carryingcapacity. About 155,000 ​vehicles use the ​bridge every day, nearly twice the ​carryingcapacity it was ​designed to ​handle.
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