carrying capacity

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1. Maximum demand or load that may be placed on a machine, resource, or system for extended periods under normal or specified conditions.
2. Theoretical limit to the capacity of a natural ecosystem to support continued increase in consumption of its resources and in generation of pollution without being overwhelmed. It depends on factors such as population size and density, and rate of renewability of its resources.

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To know whether or not your truck can actually tow a new boat, you have to make sure its carrying capacity can support the load.
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The train had reached carrying capacity, there were people in every seat and a ton of people standing up in the aisle.
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The carrying capacity of an Sport Utility Vehicle is much higher than that of a sedan, because it's a significantly larger vehicle.
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