capacity

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Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
capacity

Plural
capacities

  1. (countable & uncountable); (singular) The capacity of a container, room, etc. is how much it can hold. <> ma'auni, cika maƙil, iya riƙewa.
    The entire field was filled to capacity by horsemen. <> Masu dawaki sun mak'ara filin gaba daya. [1]
    The capacity of the hard drive is 120 GB. <> Na'urar hard drive din zai iya riƙe gigabyte 120.
    I'm sorry, this pool only has a capacity of 100 people and I can't let any more in.
    If you fill it to capacity, you won't be able to carry it.
  2. (countable) The capacity of someone or something to do something is the ability to do it. <> iyawa, iya yi.
    I was impressed by his energy and capacity for hard work.
    Since the head injury he has lost his capacity to learn new names.
  3. (uncountable) The capacity of a factory or business is how much it can produce. <> halin yi ko rashin yi.
    It will soon be necessary to increase capacity at our Toronto plant to meet Canadian demand for the product.
  4. (countable) If someone does something in a particular capacity, they are doing it in that role. <> matsayi.
    I am not writing to you in my capacity as your doctor, but as a friend.
    Sometimes I make decisions in my capacity as father that I don't like in my capacity as husband.
    He's been hired in a temporary capacity.