capacity [kəˊpæsətɪ] n
1) вмести́мость;

to fill to capacity наполня́ть до отка́за


seating capacity коли́чество сидя́чих мест


to play to capacity театр. де́лать по́лные сбо́ры

2) ёмкость; объём;

measure of capacity ме́ра объёма

3) спосо́бность (for — к чему-л.); особ. у́мственные спосо́бности;

a mind of great capacity глубо́кий ум

4) компете́нция;

in (out of) my capacity в (вне) мое́й компете́нции

5) возмо́жность;

capacity for adjustments приспособля́емость


export capacity э́кспортные возмо́жности

6) положе́ние; ка́чество;

in the capacity of an engineer в ка́честве инжене́ра


in a civil capacity на гражда́нском положе́нии


I've come in the capacity of a friend я пришёл как друг


in his capacity as legal adviser he must... он как юриско́нсульт до́лжен...

7) юр. правоспосо́бность
8) тех. мо́щность, производи́тельность, нагру́зка;

labour capacity производи́тельность труда́


carrying capacity пропускна́я спосо́бность


to work at full capacity рабо́тать на по́лную мо́щность

9) электри́ческая ёмкость
10) attr.:

capacity house перепо́лненный теа́тр


capacity production норма́льная производи́тельность

11) attr.:

capacity reactance эл. ёмкостное сопротивле́ние

Англо-русский словарь. — М.: Советская энциклопедия. . 1969.

Смотреть что такое "capacity" в других словарях:

  • capacity — ca·pac·i·ty n pl ties 1: a qualification, power, or ability (as to give consent or make a testament) created by operation of law 2: an individual s ability or aptitude; esp: mental ability as it relates to responsibility for the commission of a… …   Law dictionary

  • Capacity — is the ability to hold, receive or absorb, or a measure thereof, similar to the concept of volume.Capacity may also refer to: *Capacity (economics), the point of production at which a firm or industry s average (or per unit ) costs begin to rise …   Wikipedia

  • Capacity — Ca*pac i*ty (k[.a]*p[a^]s [i^]*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Capacities} ( t[i^]z). [L. capacitus, fr. capax, capacis; fr. F. capacit[ e]. See {Capacious}.] 1. The power of receiving or containing; extent of room or space; passive power; used in reference to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • capacity — [kə pas′i tē] n. pl. capacities [ME & OFr capacite < L capacitas < capax: see CAPACIOUS] 1. the ability to contain, absorb, or receive and hold 2. a) the amount of space that can be filled; room for holding; content or volume [a tank with a …   English World dictionary

  • capacity — ► NOUN (pl. capacities) 1) the maximum amount that something can contain or produce. 2) (before another noun ) fully occupying the available space: a capacity crowd. 3) the total cylinder volume that is swept by the pistons in an internal… …   English terms dictionary

  • capacity — early 15c., from M.Fr. capacité (15c.), from L. capacitatem (nom. capacitas) breadth, capacity, from capax (gen. capacis) able to hold much, from capere to take (see CAPABLE (Cf. capable)). Meaning largest audience a place can hold is 1908. Verb… …   Etymology dictionary

  • capacity — [n1] volume; limit of volume held accommodation, amplitude, bulk, burden, compass, contents, dimensions, expanse, extent, full, holding ability, holding power, latitude, magnitude, mass, measure, proportions, quantity, range, reach, retention,… …   New thesaurus

  • Capacity —   [engl.], Kapazität …   Universal-Lexikon

  • capacity — *ability, capability Analogous words: amplitude, *expanse, spread: extent, magnitude, *size, volume: aptitude, *gift, faculty, talent, bent, turn, knack Antonyms: incapacity Contrasted words: powerlessness, impotence (see corresponding adjectives …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • capacity — n. ability to hold 1) to capacity (filled to capacity) 2) lung; seating; storage capacity 3) a capacity of (a capacity of twenty gallons) ability 4) intellectual, mental capacity 5) one s earning capacity 6) a capacity for (a capacity for making… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • capacity — A lending and credit analysis term that describes a borrower s or applicant s ability to meet debt service obligations. See debt service coverage. American Banker Glossary credit grantor s measurement of a person s ability to repay loans.… …   Financial and business terms

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