Talk:capacity

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How is this an adjective? Ultimateria 03:55, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

I have provided a usage example. I can't see how the sense could be interpreted as attributive use of any particular noun sense. (Obviously, it is related.) If you could analyze the usage example as such an attributive use, I could be convinced otherwise. DCDuring TALK 04:14, 25 October 2011 (UTC)
I suppose it could be sense 3. Some other dictionaries have it as an adjective, eg MWOnline. DCDuring TALK 04:16, 25 October 2011 (UTC)
I wouldn't use it attributively, but I guess the example sounds about right. Ultimateria 04:19, 25 October 2011 (UTC)
I don't think it is ever used as a predicate or that it is gradable or comparable. It would be very reasonable to interpret the usage and similar with "audience(s)" and "crowds", perhaps "attendance", "load(s)" as being sense 3 of the noun in attributive use. DCDuring TALK 18:49, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

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capacity[edit]

Sole adjective sense: Filling the allotted space. Usage examples might be: It was hauling a capacity load. and The orchestra played to a capacity crowd.

I have not yet found this sense as predicate, nor in gradable or comparative use. The noun senses:

3. The maximum amount that can be held and
5. The maximum that can be produced.

in attributive use seem to cover the usage I have found. OTOH, MWOnline has something very similar as an adjective sense. DCDuring TALK 19:05, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

I would keep as I don't think this is intuitive. DAVilla 05:22, 13 November 2011 (UTC)
I don't know. Note that it's pronounced with stress on the second word, as if capacity were an adjective, not on the first, as if capacity were a noun. (Contrast "I put an LP on the record player" to "I put a gold medal on the record player" (okay, not the best example).)​—msh210 (talk) 18:55, 2 December 2011 (UTC)
Ha! — we don't even have record as an adjective. Definitely not the best example, then.  :-) ​—msh210 (talk) 18:57, 2 December 2011 (UTC)
Kept as no consensus. — Ungoliant (Falai) 20:47, 12 August 2012 (UTC)