from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The maximum number of persons or things that a vehicle or a receptacle can carry: a van with a carrying capacity of 12.
- n. Ecology The maximum number of individuals that a given environment can support without detrimental effects.
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- n. The number of people or things that a vehicle is designed to carry
- n. The number of individuals of a particular species that an environment can support
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