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Definition of Capacity

Capacity

  1. The power of receiving or containing; extent of room or space; passive power; -- used in reference to physical things.
  2. The power of receiving and holding ideas, knowledge, etc.; the comprehensiveness of the mind; the receptive faculty; capability of undestanding or feeling.
  3. Ability; power pertaining to, or resulting from, the possession of strength, wealth, or talent; possibility of being or of doing.
  4. Outward condition or circumstances; occupation; profession; character; position; as, to work in the capacity of a mason or a carpenter.
  5. 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.

Capacity Quotations

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death. - Omar N. Bradley
Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
Omar N. Bradley

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Mahatma Gandhi

Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it. - Rabindranath Tagore
Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.
Rabindranath Tagore

The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.
Ben Okri
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Capacity Translations

capacity in Latin is facultas, concepta
capacity in Norwegian is kapasitet
capacity in Spanish is habilidad
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