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carrying capacity

an estimate of the number of people that a region, a nation, or the planet can sustain.

car·ry·ing ca·pac·i·ty

(kar'ē-ing kă-pas'i-tē)
An estimate of the number of people that a region, a nation, or the planet can sustain.

carrying capacity

the capacity of a particular habitat with reference to the maximum number of organisms which that habitat can normally support, e.g. the maximum number of wading birds an estuary can support.
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Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat earlier said the government is planning to set carrying capacities for other tourist destinations in the country.
The total carrying capacity of the crop land will be the combined effect of the all the carrying capacities of all the inputs like plant nutrients, technology, water, energy, crop genotypes etc.
In the case of double-shear joints such as steel-wood-steel, possible load carrying capacities of the connection (Z) along with its failure modes are summarized in Table 1, where Fe is the dowel bearing strength of timber, t the wood member thickness, d and Myb are diameter and bending yield moment of bolt, respectively.
[11] classified the carrying capacities at stations into different levels and suggested the theoretical utility method, the simulation method, and the compression and enrichment method to calculate carrying capacities at these different levels.