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{adj: able} having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity
"able to learn"
"human beings are able to walk on two feet"
"Superman is able to leap tall buildings"



{adj: absorbent, absorptive} having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.)
"as absorbent as a sponge"
<-> nonabsorbent

{adj: adaptive, adaptative} having a capacity for adaptation
"the adaptive coloring of a chameleon"
<-> maladaptive

{adj: adsorbent, adsorptive, surface-assimilative} having capacity or tendency to adsorb or cause to accumulate on a surface
<-> nonadsorbent

{adj: ample} more than enough in size or scope or capacity
"had ample food for the party"
"an ample supply"
<-> meager

{adj: assimilative} capable of mentally absorbing
"assimilative processes", "assimilative capacity of the human mind"

{adj: assumed, arrogated} taken as your right without justification
"was hearing evidence in an assumed capacity"
"Congress's arrogated powers over domains hitherto belonging to the states"

{adj: auxiliary, subsidiary, supplemental, supplementary} functioning in a subsidiary or supporting capacity
"the main library and its auxiliary branches"

{adj: average, intermediate, medium} around the middle of a scale of evaluation of physical measures
"an orange of average size"
"intermediate capacity"
"a plane with intermediate range"
"medium bombers"

{adj: brimful, brimfull, brimming} filled to capacity
"a brimful cup"
"I am brimful of chowder"
"a child brimming over with curiosity"
"eyes brimming with tears"

{adj: capable} (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability
"capable of winning"
"capable of hard work"
"capable of walking on two feet"
<-> incapable

{adj: capacious} large in capacity
"she carried a capacious bag"

{adj: castrated, unsexed} deprived of sexual capacity or sexual attributes
<-> uncastrated

{adj: chemisorptive, chemosorptive} having the capacity to adsorb by chemical as contrasted with physical forces

{adj: chockablock, chock-full, chockful, choke-full, chuck-full, cram full} packed full to capacity
"chowder chockablock with pieces of fish"

{adj: cogitative} of or relating to having capacities for cogitation
"the cogitative faculty"

{adj: dead} not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat
"Mars is a dead planet"
"a dead battery"
"dead soil"
"dead coals"
"the fire is dead"
<-> live

{adj: desk-bound, deskbound} restricted to working in an office rather than in an active physical capacity

{adj: dim-witted, half-witted, simple, simple-minded} lacking mental capacity and devoid of subtlety

{adj: divine, godlike} being or having the nature of a god
"the custom of killing the divine king upon any serious failure of his...powers"-J.G.Frazier
"the divine will"
"the divine capacity for love"
"'Tis wise to learn; 'tis God-like to create"-J.G.Saxe

{adj: dummy} having the appearance of being real but lacking capacity to function
"a dummy corporation"

{adj: extraordinary} beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable
"extraordinary authority"
"an extraordinary achievement"
"her extraordinary beauty"
"enjoyed extraordinary popularity"
"an extraordinary capacity for work"
"an extraordinary session of the legislature"
<-> ordinary

{adj: extraorinaire} extraordinary in a particular capacity
"a woodworker extraordinaire"
"a self-starter extraordinaire"

{adj: fiduciary, fiducial} relating to or of the nature of a legal trust (i.e. the holding of something in trust for another)
"a fiduciary contract"
"in a fiduciary capacity"
"fiducial power"

{adj: generative, procreative, reproductive} producing new life or offspring
"the reproductive potential of a species is its relative capacity to reproduce itself under optimal conditions"
"the reproductive or generative organs"

{adj: gorged, sated, surfeited} fed beyond capacity or desire

{adj: humanist, humanistic} of or pertaining to a philosophy asserting human dignity and man's capacity for fulfillment through reason and scientific method and often rejecting religion
"the humanist belief in continuous emergent evolution"- Wendell Thomas

{adj: incapable} (followed by `of') lacking capacity or ability
"incapable of carrying a tune"
"he is incapable of understanding the matter"
"incapable of doing the work"
<-> capable

{adj: indeterminate} having a capacity for continuing to grow at the apex
"an indeterminate stem"
<-> determinate

{adj: innocent, innocuous} lacking intent or capacity to injure
"an innocent prank"

{adj: intelligent, reasoning, thinking} endowed with the capacity to reason

{adj: intelligent} having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree
"is there intelligent life in the universe?"
"an intelligent question"
<-> unintelligent

{adj: jammed, jam-packed, packed} filled to capacity
"a suitcase jammed with dirty clothes"
"stands jam-packed with fans"
"a packed theater"

{adj: lifeless} not having the capacity to support life
"a lifeless planet"

{adj: mindless} lacking the thinking capacity characteristic of a conscious being
"the shrieking of the mindless wind"

{adj: nonadsorbent, nonadsorptive} lacking a capacity to adsorb or cause to accumulate on a surface
<-> adsorbent

{adj: overladen, overloaded} loaded past capacity

{adj: reasonless} not endowed with the capacity to reason
"a reasonless brute"

{adj: retentive} having the capacity to retain something

{adj: retentive} having the power, capacity, or quality of retaining water
"soils retentive of moisture"

{adj: shock-absorbent} having the capacity to absorb the energy of an impact
"the material absorbs shock and is used for shock-absorbent insoles"

{adj: soulless} lacking sensitivity or the capacity for deep feeling

{adj: supervisory} of or limited to or involving supervision
"in a supervisory capacity"

{adj: thermal, thermic, caloric} relating to or associated with heat
"thermal movements of molecules"
"thermal capacity"
"thermic energy"
"the caloric effect of sunlight"
<-> nonthermal

{adj: tolerant, patient of} showing the capacity for endurance
"injustice can make us tolerant and forgiving"
"a man patient of distractions"

{adj: unconscious} not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead
"lay unconscious on the floor"
<-> conscious

{adj: unofficial} not having official authority or sanction
"a sort of unofficial mayor"
"an unofficial estimate"
"he participated in an unofficial capacity"
<-> official

{adv: cumulatively} in a cumulative manner
"mind has become self-reproducing through man's capacity to transmit experience and its products cumulatively"

{adv: unofficially} not in an official capacity
"unofficially, he serves as the treasurer"
<-> officially

{n: Bench} the magistrate or judge or judges sitting in court in judicial capacity to compose the court collectively

{n: British capacity unit, Imperial capacity unit} a unit of measure for capacity officially adopted in the British Imperial System; British units are both dry and wet

{n: Solo man} early man of late Pleistocene; skull resembles that of Neanderthal man but with smaller cranial capacity; found in Java

{n: United States dry unit} a unit of measurement of capacity for dry substances officially adopted in the United States Customary System

{n: absorbent material, absorbent} a material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance

{n: activity} (chemistry) the capacity of a substance to take part in a chemical reaction
"catalytic activity"

{n: adsorbent, adsorbent material} a material having capacity or tendency to adsorb another substance

{n: anaplasia} loss of structural differentiation within a cell or group of cells often with increased capacity for multiplication, as in a malignant tumor

{n: anthropometry} measurement and study of the human body and its parts and capacities

{n: auxiliary airfield} an airfield that functions in a subsidiary capacity

{n: barrel, bbl} any of various units of capacity
"a barrel of beer is 31 gallons and a barrel of oil is 42 gallons"

{n: binding} the capacity to attract and hold something

{n: brain, brainpower, learning ability, mental capacity, mentality, wit} mental ability
"he's got plenty of brains but no common sense"

{n: breadth, comprehensiveness, largeness} the capacity to understand a broad range of topics
"a teacher must have a breadth of knowledge of the subject"
"a man distinguished by the largeness and scope of his views"

{n: bushel} a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 pecks

{n: call} a visit in an official or professional capacity
"the pastor's visits to his parishioners"
"a visit to a dentist"
"the salesman's call on a customer"

{n: capability, capacity} the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
"the capability of a metal to be fused"

{n: capacitance unit} a measure of the capacity of a circuit component to store charge

{n: capacitance, electrical capacity, capacity} an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored

{n: capacitor, capacitance, condenser, electrical condenser} an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge

{n: capacity, content} the amount that can be contained
"the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons"

{n: capacity, mental ability} the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior
<-> incapacity

{n: capacity} (computer science) the amount of information (in bytes) that can be stored on a disk drive
"the capacity of a hard disk drive is usually expressed in megabytes"

{n: capacity} a specified function
"he was employed in the capacity of director"
"he should be retained in his present capacity at a higher salary"

{n: capacity} ability to perform or produce
<-> incapacity

{n: capacity} the maximum production possible
"the plant is working at 80 per cent capacity"

{n: capacity} tolerance for alcohol
"he had drunk beyond his capacity"

{n: chaldron} a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 36 bushels

{n: channel capacity} the maximum data rate that can be attained over a given channel

{n: competence hearing} a hearing to determine legal capacity (to determine whether the defendant can understand the charges and cooperate with a lawyer in preparing a defense)

{n: conductance} a material's capacity to conduct electricity; measured as the reciprocal of electrical resistance

{n: council} a body serving in an administrative capacity
"student council"

{n: cran} a capacity unit used for measuring fresh herring

{n: cubic kilometer, cubic kilometre} a unit of capacity equal to the volume of a cube one kilometer on each edge

{n: cubic millimeter, cubic millimetre} a metric measure of volume or capacity equal to a cube 1 millimeter on each edge

{n: dekaliter, dekalitre, decaliter, decalitre, dal, dkl} a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 10 liters

{n: desktop publishing} (computer science) the use of microcomputers with graphics capacity to produce printed materials

{n: diskette, floppy, floppy disk} a small plastic magnetic disk enclosed in a stiff envelope with a radial slit; used to store data or programs for a microcomputer
"floppy disks are noted for their relatively slow speed and small capacity and low price"

{n: divisibility} the quality of being divisible; the capacity to be divided into parts or divided among a number of persons

{n: drawing power} the capacity for attracting people (customers or supporters)

{n: dry unit, dry measure} a unit of capacity for dry commodities (as fruit or grain)

{n: economic growth} steady growth in the productive capacity of the economy (and so a growth of national income)

{n: efficacy, efficaciousness} capacity or power to produce a desired effect
"concern about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine"
<-> inefficacy

{n: energy, vim, vitality} a healthy capacity for vigorous activity
"jogging works off my excess energy"
"he seemed full of vim and vigor"

{n: energy} (physics) the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs
"energy can take a wide variety of forms"

{n: equivalent, equivalent weight, combining weight, eq} the atomic weight of an element that has the same combining capacity as a given weight of another element; the standard is 8 for oxygen

{n: fascination} the capacity to attract intense interest
"he held the children spellbound with magic tricks and other fascinations"

{n: field capacity} the maximum amount of water that a particular soil can hold

{n: firepower} (military) the relative capacity for delivering fire on a target

{n: firkin} a British unit of capacity equal to 9 imperial gallons

{n: fluidounce, fluid ounce} a British imperial unit of capacity or volume (liquid or dry) equal to 8 fluid drams or 28.416 cubic centimeters (1.734 cubic inches)

{n: fluidounce, fluid ounce} a United States unit of capacity or volume equal to 1.804 cubic inches

{n: fluidram, fluid dram, fluid drachm, drachm} a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 60 minims or 3.5516 cubic centimeters

{n: fluidram, fluid dram, fluid drachm, drachm} a unit of capacity or volume in the apothecary system equal to one eighth of a fluid ounce

{n: formatted capacity} (computer science) the usable capacity of a disk drive; the amount of space that is left after the sector headings and boundary definitions and timing information have been added by formatting the disk

{n: fullness} the condition of being filled to capacity
<-> emptiness

{n: gallon, Imperial gallon, congius} a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters

{n: gill} a British imperial capacity unit (liquid or dry) equal to 5 fluid ounces or 142.066 cubic centimeters

{n: headroom, dynamic headroom} the capacity of a system to reproduce loud sounds without distortion

{n: hectoliter, hectolitre, hl} a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 100 liters

{n: hogshead} a British unit of capacity for alcoholic beverages

{n: homer, kor} an ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to 10 baths or 10 ephahs

{n: humanism, secular humanism} the doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self-realization through reason; rejects religion and the supernatural

{n: incapacity} lack of intellectual power
<-> capacity

{n: incapacity} lack of physical or natural qualifications
<-> capacity

{n: judgment, judgement, sound judgment, sound judgement, perspicacity} the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions

{n: kilderkin} an obsolete British unit of capacity equal to 18 Imperial gallons

{n: kiloliter, kilolitre, cubic meter, cubic metre} a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 1000 liters

{n: last} a unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels

{n: liquid unit, liquid measure} a unit of capacity for liquids (for measuring the volumes of liquids or their containers)

{n: liter, litre, l, cubic decimeter, cubic decimetre} a metric unit of capacity equal to the volume of 1 kilogram of pure water at 4 degrees centigrade and 760 mm of mercury (or approximately 1.76 pints)

{n: metric capacity unit} a capacity unit defined in metric terms

{n: military capability, military strength, strength, military posture, posture} capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war
"we faced an army of great strength"
"politicians have neglected our military posture"

{n: minim} a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 1/60th fluid dram or 0.059194 cubic centimeters

{n: overflow, runoff, overspill} the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity

{n: peck} a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons

{n: pint} a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 gills or 568.26 cubic centimeters

{n: potency, effectiveness, strength} capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
"the toxin's potency"
"the strength of the drinks"

{n: potency, potence} the state of being potent; a male's capacity to have sexual intercourse
<-> impotence, impotency

{n: potential, potentiality, potency} the inherent capacity for coming into being

{n: proration} the proportional limitation of production or distribution of something (e.g. crude oil or natural gas) to some fractional part of the total capacity of each producer

{n: pulmonary reserve} the additional volume of air that the lungs can inhale and exhale when breathing to the limit of capacity in times of stress

{n: quart} a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 pints or 1.136 liters

{n: reason, understanding, intellect} the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination
"we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil"

{n: reserve} (medicine) potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions

{n: retardation, mental retardation, backwardness, slowness, subnormality} lack of normal development of intellectual capacities

{n: seating capacity} the number of people that can be seated in a vehicle or auditorium or stadium etc.

{n: second fiddle, second banana} someone who serves in a subordinate capacity or plays a secondary role

{n: self-fulfillment, self-realization, self-realisation} the fulfillment of your capacities

{n: sideboard} a removable board fitted on the side of a wagon to increase its capacity

{n: site visit} a visit in an official capacity to examine a site to determine its suitability for some enterprise

{n: sorbent, sorbent material} a material that sorbs another substance; i.e. that has the capacity or tendency to take it up by either absorption or adsorption

{n: spinnbarkeit} the capacity of a viscous liquid (especially the cervical mucus) to be drawn out into a strand or blown up into a bubble

{n: spirometer} a measuring instrument for measuring the vital capacity of the lungs

{n: spirometry} the use of a spirometer to measure vital capacity

{n: stainability} (cytology) the capacity of cells or cell parts to stain specifically with certain dyes

{n: stretch, stretchiness, stretchability} the capacity for being stretched

{n: tankage} the quantity contained in (or the capacity of) a tank or tanks

{n: tolerance} the power or capacity of an organism to tolerate unfavorable environmental conditions

{n: unformatted capacity} (computer science) the total number of bytes on a disk including the space that will be required to format it

{n: utility man} a workman expected to serve in any capacity when called on

{n: valence, valency} (biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate

{n: virulence, virulency} extreme harmfulness (as the capacity of a microorganism to cause disease)
"the virulence of the plague"

{n: visit} the act of going to see some person in a professional capacity
"a visit to the dentist"

{n: visit} the act of visiting in an official capacity (as for an inspection)

{n: vital capacity} the maximum amount of air that can be exhaled after a maximum inhalation (usually tested with a spirometer); used to determine the condition of lung tissue

{n: volume unit, capacity unit, capacity measure, cubage unit, cubic measure, cubic content unit, displacement unit, cubature unit} a unit of measurement of volume or capacity

{v: act} discharge one's duties
"She acts as the chair"
"In what capacity are you acting?"

{v: administer, administrate} work in an administrative capacity ; supervise
"administer a program"

{v: attest} authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity
"I attest this signature"

{v: call} declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee
"call a runner out"

{v: charge} fill or load to capacity
"charge the wagon with hay"
<-> discharge

{v: deluge, flood, inundate, swamp} fill quickly beyond capacity ; as with a liquid
"the basement was inundated after the storm"
"The images flooded his mind"

{v: gauge} determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation
"gauge the wine barrels"

{v: hoof} dance in a professional capacity

{v: jam, jampack, ram, chock up, cram, wad} crowd or pack to capacity
"the theater was jampacked"

{v: officiate} act in an official capacity in a ceremony or religious ritual, such as a wedding
"Who officiated at your wedding?"

{v: optimize, optimise} modify to achieve maximum efficiency in storage capacity or time or cost
"optimize a computer program"

{v: overfill} fill beyond capacity
"overfill the baskets"

{v: pack} fill to capacity
"This singer always packs the concert halls"
"They murder trial packed the court house"

{v: start, take up} begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job
"Take up a position"
"start a new job"

{v: strain, extend} use to the utmost ; exert vigorously or to full capacity
"He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro"
"Don't strain your mind too much"

{v: surcharge} fill to capacity with people
"The air raids had surcharged the emergency wards"

{v: underproduce} produce below capacity or demand
"The East German factories were underproducing for many years"

{v: visit, inspect} come to see in an official or professional capacity
"The governor visited the prison"
"The grant administrator visited the laboratory"


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