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carrying capacity

Definitions

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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Examples

  • Killeen ordered some fresh squads to inspect the storage bay and estimate the carrying capacity of the Flitters.

    Tides Of Light

  • Later on, and after better acquaintance, few objected to having the carrying capacity of those locomotors reduced to three or even two blue coats.

    Recollections and reflections : an auto of half a century and more,

  • 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.

    Robert Morris

  • 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.

    THE NEW MARKET LEADERS

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