1. the amount which can be produced, or the amount of work which can be done


    industrial or manufacturing or production capacity

  2. the amount of space

    to use up spare or excess capacity
    to make use of time or space which is not fully used
  3. ability


    She has a particular capacity for detailed business deals with overseas companies.

"...analysts are increasingly convinced that the industry simply has too much capacity" [Fortune]

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