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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Killeen ordered some fresh squads to inspect the storage bay and estimate the carrying capacity of the Flitters.
Later on, and after better acquaintance, few objected to having the carrying capacity of those locomotors reduced to three or even two blue coats.
Morris became a master of exploiting these time intervals to satisfy lenders, extend his purchasing power, and maximize the carrying capacity of the Willing & Morris commercial fleet.
The carrying capacity of long distance networks in the United States is slated for an estimated eightyfold increase over the five years ending in 2001.