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There are plans to increase the capacity of the stadium.
The fuel tanks have a capacity of 25,000 litres.
a theatre with a seating capacity of 800
The game is set to attract a capacity crowd of 42,000.
New machinery could increase our production capacity by 25 per cent.
The plant has a capacity of 120,000 tonnes per annum.
The present rail network has plenty of spare capacity.
The factory is now operating at full capacity.
Her poor health limits her earning capacity.
They are worried about their capacity to invest for the future.
Harry had a tremendous capacity for work.
This is the British English definition of capacity. View American English definition of capacity.
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