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capacity
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 5
1. The power of receiving and holding ideas, knowledge, etc.; the comprehensiveness of the mind; the receptive faculty; capability of undestanding or feeling.
2. Ability; power pertaining to, or resulting from, the possession of strength, wealth, or talent; possibility of being or of doing.
3. Outward condition or circumstances; occupation; profession; character; position; as, to work in the capacity of a mason or a carpenter.
4. Legal or noral qualification, as of age, residence, character, etc., necessary for certain purposes, as for holding office, for marrying, for making contracts, will, etc.; legal power or right; competency.
5. The power of receiving or containing; extent of room or space; passive power; - used in reference to physical things.
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