Definitions of Capacity


The act and result of gauging is called capacity. It should be noted that this verb (to measure) has several uses: it can refer to establishing the number and value of merchandise, to estimating the capacity of something, to calibrate or to give jurisdiction.

The most common use of capacity is used with reference to the number of individuals who can enter an establishment used for the development of a public event.

For example: “The Spanish club set out to increase the capacity so that more spectators can watch the games”, “The municipality decided to establish a limit to the capacity to minimize the risk of incidents”, “The Cuban singer offered a show with full capacity”.

If we review these examples, we can understand how the idea of capacity is used. If a club wants to increase the capacity, it wants more people to be able to enter its stadium. When city authorities announce that they will limit seating at an event, they report that access will not be free, but that there will be certain controls and restrictions. On the other hand, the “full capacity” of a concert refers to the fact that the tickets are sold out (there were no more seats available).

In this context it is common to use the term to exhaust the capacity to communicate to those interested in attending a particular event entry free and free that should arrive as early as possible to ensure a seat, since in the absence of a price in money, the tickets will simply be delivered to the first ones that appear at the establishment.

We are going through an era characterized by an apparent disregard for art in all its forms: it is not uncommon to meet people who cannot appreciate the effort behind the composition of a song, the manufacture of a craft or the creation of a painting, and this means that they do not want to pay to purchase these items.

To face this unfortunate feature of today’s society, more and more groups organize free access artistic events, and it is then that we find the term capacity as the only limit that separates those who can access them from those who do not, while in other areas, such as technology, food or even cinema, there is still an obligation to face a price in money.

Capacity can also be linked to the capacity of a means of transport. Suppose two hundred people want to get on a boat for a lake excursion, but the boat can only carry 100 passengers. In the absence of capacity, a hundred individuals must remain ashore and will not be able to board, since the ship does not have a place to house them all simultaneously.

The term gauging also has a use in the field of chemistry; In this case, it is a mark in the form of a circle that is meticulously engraved in a container, generally made of glass although it can be made of other materials, to indicate a particular volume, so that it serves as a guide for various types of experiments that require great precision.

The name of volumetric flask is known, precisely, to the glass or spherical glass with a high tube neck that has a capacity, that is, a mark that indicates at what height its content reaches a certain volume. Its use is very frequent in chemistry laboratories. Importantly, the need for capacity arises from problems that can occur if the volume is not measured accurately.