cap etymology

English word cap comes from English capacity

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Detailed word origin of cap

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capacity English (eng) Filling the allotted space. (operations) The maximum that can be produced on a machine or in a facility or group.. A faculty; the potential for growth and development. A measure of such ability; volume. A role; the position in which one functions. Capability; the ability to perform some task. Electrical capacitance.. Legal authority (to make an arrest for example). Mental ability; the power [...]
capacitor English (eng) (electronics) An electronic component capable of storing electrical energy in an electric field; especially one consisting of two conductors separated by a dielectric.
cap English (eng) (electronics) capacitor.