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capacity

 [kah-pas´ĭ-te]
the power to hold, retain, or contain, or the ability to absorb; usually expressed numerically as the measure of such ability.
closing capacity (CC) the volume of gas in the lungs at the time of airway closure, the sum of the closing volume and the residual volume. See also closing volume.
decreased intracranial adaptive capacity a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as the state in which intracranial fluid dynamic mechanisms that normally compensate for increases in intracranial volumes are compromised, resulting in repeated disproportionate increases in intracranial pressure in response to a variety of noxious and nonnoxious stimuli.
diffusing capacity see diffusing capacity.
forced vital capacity the maximal volume of gas that can be exhaled from full inhalation by exhaling as forcefully and rapidly as possible. See also pulmonary function tests.
functional residual capacity the amount of gas remaining at the end of normal quiet respiration.
heat capacity the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a specific quantity of a substance by one degree Celsius.
inspiratory capacity the volume of gas that can be taken into the lungs in a full inhalation, starting from the resting inspiratory position; equal to the tidal volume plus the inspiratory reserve volume.
maximal breathing capacity maximum voluntary ventilation.
thermal capacity heat capacity.
total lung capacity the amount of gas contained in the lung at the end of a maximal inhalation.
 Subdivisions of total lung capacity: TLC, total lung capacity; V, tidal volume; IC, inspiratory capacity; FRC, functional residual capacity; ERV, expiratory reserve volume; VC, vital capacity; RV, residual volume. From Dorland's, 2000.
virus neutralizing capacity the ability of a serum to inhibit the infectivity of a virus.
vital capacity (VC) see vital capacity.

heat ca·pac·i·ty

the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of a system 1°C.
Synonym(s): thermal capacity

thermal capacity

heat ca·pac·i·ty

(hēt kă-pas'i-tē)
The quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of a system 1°C.
Synonym(s): thermal capacity.
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where [I.sub.0] is the intensity of the white light, [I.sub.s] is the film thickness, [rho][C.sub.p] is the specific thermal capacity of bulk unit, t is the time.
where: [DELTA]z--time period (calculation time step), s; [d.sub.n] thickness of layer between "n" and "n+1" planes, m; [c.sub.n] specific thermal capacity of the layer between "n" and "n+1" planes, J/(kg-K); [[gamma].sub.n]--material of the layer between "n" and "n+1" planes density, kg/[m.sup.3]; [q.sub.n/(n-1)]--potential of heat flow density between "n" and "n-1" planes at the time moment after time period [DELTA]z W/[m.sup.2]; [q.sub.(n-1)/n]--heat flow density between "n" and "n+1" planes at the initial time moment z, i.e.
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Further it is necessary to know also the heat of reaction [DELTA]Hr, system thermal capacity C and the temperature tangent direction dT/dt.
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This of course will not be constantly available and requires backup thermal capacity reducing its efficacy in saving fossil fuel carbon emission.
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Planned for construction at FPL's existing Martin Plant site, the Martin project will provide up to 75 megawatts of solar thermal capacity in an innovative "hybrid" design that will connect to an existing combined-cycle power plant.
A simultaneous upgrade of the cooling tower will increase its thermal capacity, which is crucial to the production of propylene and ethylene.
The system is designed to ensure even heat distribution, high thermal capacity and low maintenance.