capacity

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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (space)
a. la capacidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The backpack has a 35-liter capacity.La mochila tiene una capacidad de 35 litros.
b. la cabida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The theater has a seating capacity of 350.El teatro tiene cabida para 350 personas.
c. el aforo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
We sold 1,350 tickets for the concert. That's 95% of the hall's capacity.Vendimos 1,350 entradas para el concierto, eso corresponde al 95% del aforo de la sala.
2. (ability)
a. la capacidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
She has a tremendous capacity for learning.Tiene una enorme capcidad de aprender.
3. (role)
a. la calidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
An architect worked on the project, but only in an advisory capacity.Un arquitecto trabajó en el proyecto, pero solo en calidad de asesor.
4. (output)
a. la capacidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
His investment in the brewery has doubled production capacity.Su inversión en la cervecería dobló su capacidad productiva.
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capacity
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of container, bus, theater)
a. la capacidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
a capacity crowdun lleno (absoluto)
2. (aptitude)
a.
to have a capacity for somethingtener capacidad para algo
beyond/within my capacityfuera de/dentro de mis posibilidades
3. (role)
a.
in my capacity as…en mi calidad de…
capacity [kəˈpæsɪtɪ]
noun
1 [of container etc] capacidad (f); (seating capacity) cabida (f); aforo (m); (Aut) cilindrada (f); (carrying capacity) capacidad (f) de carga
what is the capacity of this hall? ¿cuántos caben en esta sala?; filled to capacity al completo
2 (position) calidad (f)
in my capacity as Chairman en mi calidad de presidente; in what capacity were you there? ¿en calidad de qué estabas allí?; I've worked for them in various capacities he trabajado para ellos desempeñando distintas funciones
3 (ability) capacidad (f)
her capacities su capacidad or aptitud; her capacity for research su capacidad or aptitud para la investigación
it is beyond my capacities now she tried to play a piece which was beyond her capacities to the extent of my capacity
to work at full capacity [+machine, factory] funcionar a pleno rendimiento
modifier
capacity audience (n) lleno (m)
there was a capacity audience in the theatre hubo un lleno en el teatro
capacity booking (n) reserva (f) total
capacity crowd (n)
capacity audience See culture box in entry capacity.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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