The capacity of something is the amount that it can hold or produce.
1. The pipeline has a capacity of 1.2 million barrels a day.
2. In all countries military security requires economic capacity to be developed.
3. A person’s capacity is their ability to do something well.
4. Monty, as I soon realised, had no more capacity for figures than Jeremy had.
5. If a man is self-employed, he can adjust his performance to his capacities.
The capability of a country, machine, or person is their ability to do a particular thing.
6. This constitutes a strong argument for maintaining a retaliatory capability.
7. The Tornado, with its ultralow flying capability, presented the Warsaw Pact with severe problems.
8. Every advance in medical capabilities is an increase in our moral responsibility.
9. She may worry about her capabilities as a parent.