Capacity
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Capacity

“Capacity” means the number of prisoner occupants which any cell, room, unit,building, facility or combination thereof may accommodate according to the square footage and fixture requirements of the standards.

Capacity

CAPACITY : The ability recognized by law to take legal action.   

Capacity

The ability to make mortgage payments on time, dependant on assets and the amount of income each month after paying housing costs, debts and other obligations.

Capacity

The person with the ability to perform under his or her will.

Capacity

• The maximum amount of power, normally expressed in megawatts, that agiven system or subsystem can carry or produce at a particular moment, and is typically used to represent the real production capability rating of a generation or transmission system.

• Generating capacity denotes the maximum amount of power that can be produced by a given facility. Load capacity or transmission capacity denotes the maximum amount of energy that can be transmitted through a system. Flow capacity is measured in tons, tonnes, cubic feet or cubic meters, and indicates the maximum amount of gas or liquid that can be transported through a pipeline.

• Capacity can vary depending on the current state of the system or its capabilities at a given moment, so it is not a fixed or absolute value. For example, a generator’s capacity may increase or decrease depending on the type or mixture of fuel used, and a gas pipeline’s capacity will vary with changes in the ambient air temperature.

Capacity

Unit of volume of infrastructure and shipping, usually quoted in billions of cubic metres (cm) or millions of tonnes (t).

Capacity

An individual's ability to understand the significant benefits, risks, and alternatives to proposed health care and to make and communicate a health care decision. The term is frequently used interchangeably with compentency but is not the same. Competency is a legal status imposed by the court.

Capacity

A person’s present income and anticipated future earnings. Lenders consider this when determining if a borrower will be able to make payments on a loan.

Capacity

Maximum amount of insurance or reinsurance available to cover risks for a company or for an entire market. An insurer’s capacity generally depends on its share capital and reserves, and on its premium income.

Capacity

The upper and lower limits of the numbers which may be processed in a computer register, e.g., in the accumulator, e.g., the capacity of a computer may be ten decimal digits or the capacity of a computer may be +.00000 00001 to +.99999 99999. Quantities which exceed the capacity usually interrupt the operation of the computer in some fashion; the quantity of information which may be stored in a storage unit; see Capacity, Storage.

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Capacity has been defined 43 different ways in documents like 201—50.1(356,356A), Fifth District Legal Terminology, HUD Glossary, and 7 more.

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