Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
capacity /kə'pæsiti/
  • danh từ
    • sức chứa, chứa đựng, dung tích
    • năng lực khả năng; khả năng tiếp thu, khả năng thu nhận
      • a mind of great capacity: trí óc sâu rộng
      • this book is within the capacity of young readers: cuốn sách này các bạn đọc trẻ tuổi có thể hiểu được
    • năng suất
      • labour capacity: năng suất lao động
    • tư cách, quyền hạn
      • in one's capacity as: với tư cách là
    • (điện học) điện dung
    • capacity house
      • rạp hát chật ních khán giả
    • filled to capacity
      • đầy ắp
    • packed to capacity
      • chật ních
Concise Dictionary
+ability to perform or produce
+the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
+the amount that can be contained
+the maximum production possible
+a specified function
+(computer science) the amount of information (in bytes) that can be stored on a disk drive
+an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored
+the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior
+tolerance for alcohol

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 volume, content, size, dimensions; room, space:
What is the capacity of this bottle in litres? The car is of sufficient capacity to hold only four adults.
2 potential, ability, capability, competence, intelligence, wit, brain(s), talent, aptitude, acumen, understanding, sense, judgement, perspicacity, perceptiveness, perception, mother wit, intellect, genius, skill, gift, faculty, power, potential, Colloq Chiefly US right stuff, the goods:
They don't yet have the capacity to absorb advanced theory.
3 position, condition, character, place, post, role, job, office, duty, responsibility, province, sphere, function; Law competency, qualification:
She has every right to sign cheques in her capacity as director.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun (plural capacities)
of container
1 [U, C, usually sing.] the number of things or people that a container or space can hold: The theatre has a seating capacity of 2 000. + a fuel tank with a capacity of 50 litres + The hall was filled to capacity (= was completely full). + They played to a capacity crowd (= one that filled all the space or seats). + a hard disk storage capacity of 500 megabytes
2 [C, usually sing, U] ~ (for sth / for doing sth)
~ (to do sth) the ability to understand or to do sth: She has an enormous capacity for hard work. + His capacity for learning languages astonished me. + your capacity to enjoy life + intellectual capacity + Limited resources are restricting our capacity for developing new products.
3 [C, usually sing.] the official position or function that sb has: acting in her capacity as manager / in her managerial capacity + We are simply involved in an advisory capacity on the project.
of factory / machine
4 [sing., U] the quantity that a factory, machine, etc. can produce: The factory is working at full capacity.
of engine
5 [C, U] the size or power of a piece of equipment, especially the engine of a vehicle: an engine with a capacity of 1 600 ccs
Collocation Dictionary

1 amount held/produced


high, large
a high capacity electric pump large capacity disk drives
| limited, small | maximum, total
a total capacity of 50 litres
| excess, spare
spare capacity in the health service
| economic, productive | earning
The qualification should increase my earning capacity.
| carrying, nuclear, seating, storage | engine, lung


have | be filled/packed to
The theatre was filled to capacity (= was full)for every performance.
| expand, increase | reduce


audience, crowd


operate/work at full capacity
(= to produce the maximum amount possible)

2 ability


amazing, enormous, great, remarkable | limited | innate, natural
Children have an innate capacity to understand language.
| intellectual, mental | human
the human capacity for compassion


have | lose
She seems to have lost the capacity to enjoy herself.
| increase | reduce, restrict


beyond your ~
This maths is beyond the capacity of most school children.
| within your ~
The mountain walk is well within the capacity of most fit people.
| ~ for
her amazing capacity for organization

3 official position


official | personal, private, unofficial, voluntary | professional | acting, caretaker | advisory | judicial


act in, work in
I have worked in an advisory capacity with many hospitals.


in your ~
In my capacity as president, I would like to thank Jack for his hard work.

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