capacity, carrying

   The capacity of a watercourse to transport solids [16].

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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  • Capacity — is the ability to hold, receive or absorb, or a measure thereof, similar to the concept of volume.Capacity may also refer to: *Capacity (economics), the point of production at which a firm or industry s average (or per unit ) costs begin to rise …   Wikipedia

  • capacity — [1] The ability to contain or hold something. [2] Maximum production attainable under normal conditions. With regard to normal conditions, the company s operating practices are to be followed with respect to the use of production facilities,… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • carrying capacity — UK US noun [C, usually singular] ► TRANSPORT the total amount that something can hold or carry: »Low water levels meant that ships lost about 8,000 tons per trip about 11% of their carrying capacity. »About 155,000 vehicles use the bridge every… …   Financial and business terms

  • carrying capacity — carrying capacity. См. переносимый объем. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Carrying capacity — The supportable population of an organism, given the food, habitat, water and other necessities available within an environment is known as the environment s carrying capacity for that organism. For the human population, more complex variables… …   Wikipedia

  • capacity — A lending and credit analysis term that describes a borrower s or applicant s ability to meet debt service obligations. See debt service coverage. American Banker Glossary credit grantor s measurement of a person s ability to repay loans.… …   Financial and business terms

  • carrying capacity — noun : the population (as of one species of animal) that a given area (as of water or pasture) will support without undergoing deterioration when deer herds are allowed to exceed the carrying capacity, permanent damage to woodland results a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • capacity — noun 1 amount held/produced ADJECTIVE ▪ high, large ▪ a high capacity electric pump ▪ large capacity disk drives ▪ limited, small …   Collocations dictionary

  • carrying capacity — /ˈkæriɪŋ kəpæsəti/ (say kareeing kuhpasuhtee) noun 1. the capacity of land or pasture to support livestock: *the rent was based on the carrying capacity of the land for sheep or cattle. –al grassby and marji hill, 1988. 2. the capacity of an… …   Australian English dictionary

  • capacity — [[t]kəpæ̱sɪti[/t]] ♦♦♦ capacities 1) N VAR: oft with poss, N for n/ ing, N to inf Your capacity for something is your ability to do it, or the amount of it that you are able to do. Our capacity for giving care, love and attention is limited...… …   English dictionary

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