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capacity

noun
 
 
/kəˈpæsəti/
CONTAIN [C, U] B2 the largest amount or number that a container, building, etc can hold: The restaurant has a capacity of about 200. The stadium was filled to capacity (= completely full).Including and containingComprising and consisting of
PRODUCE [U] the amount that a factory or machine can produce: The factory is operating at full capacity (= producing as much as possible).Products and producersBuying and selling in general
ABILITY [C] B2 the ability to do, experience, or understand something: She has a great capacity for love.Skill, talent and ability
JOB [C] a position or job: He attended over 100 events last year in his capacity as mayor.Jobs, careers and professionsWorking
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