carrying capacity


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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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Among which: TEC stands for tourism ecological carrying capacity ([hm.sup.2]); EC for ecological carrying capacity ([hm.sup.2]/person) of the region; and tec for tourism ecological carrying capacity per capita ([hm.sup.2]/person).
He said: "With its high specification levels, huge carrying capacity, and timeless design, the Fabia Estate Bohemia is showing the mini MPV category new class.
"The conversion entails the construction of a garage on the weather deck which will increase the ships' car carrying capacity with approximately 70%," Eidsiva Rederi said.
# The Sport Panniers expand from 18 to 27 litres, greatly increasing their carrying capacity. The fitting system uses adjustable Velcro to firmly mount the bags and antiskid panels stop any sliding around.
The resulting "conflict carrying capacity" score (CCC) can yield valuable clues to the political future of particular nations.
Those are the devices necessary to increase the station's human carrying capacity from three (enough only to make sure the station stays operational) to six or seven (enough to maintain the station and do scientific research).
This amount of M&Ms constitutes the plate's carrying capacity, so the plate can at no point hold more M&Ms.
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In the final chapter, "Conservation and the Future," Bauer clearly explains the principle of "biological carrying capacity" and touches on many environmental problems impacting whitetails.
Another important concept in ecology theory is the environment's carrying capacity. Ecologists have a theoretical objective of explaining foundings by studying the relationship between foundings and rates of prior founding and failing (Staber, 1989).
Carrying capacity is the rate of concentrate produced by a column cell per unit of cross-sectional area, usually expressed in g/[cm.sup.2]/min.