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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.

Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined. - Leo Rosten
Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined.
Leo Rosten

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

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

Humans aren't as good as we should be in our capacity to empathize with feelings and thoughts of others, be they humans or other animals on Earth. So maybe part of our formal education should be training in empathy. Imagine how different the world would be if, in fact, that were 'reading, writing, arithmetic, empathy.'
Neil deGrasse Tyson
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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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