carrying capacity
noun Date: 1889 the maximum population (as of deer) that an area will support without undergoing deterioration

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  • carrying capacity — UK US noun [C, usually singular] ► TRANSPORT the total amount that something can hold or carry: »Low water levels meant that ships lost about 8,000 tons per trip about 11% of their carrying capacity. »About 155,000 vehicles use the bridge every… …   Financial and business terms

  • carrying capacity — carrying capacity. См. переносимый объем. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Carrying capacity — The supportable population of an organism, given the food, habitat, water and other necessities available within an environment is known as the environment s carrying capacity for that organism. For the human population, more complex variables… …   Wikipedia

  • carrying capacity — noun : the population (as of one species of animal) that a given area (as of water or pasture) will support without undergoing deterioration when deer herds are allowed to exceed the carrying capacity, permanent damage to woodland results a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • carrying capacity — /ˈkæriɪŋ kəpæsəti/ (say kareeing kuhpasuhtee) noun 1. the capacity of land or pasture to support livestock: *the rent was based on the carrying capacity of the land for sheep or cattle. –al grassby and marji hill, 1988. 2. the capacity of an… …   Australian English dictionary

  • carrying capacity — Ecol. the maximum, equilibrium number of organisms of a particular species that can be supported indefinitely in a given environment. Abbr.: K [1880 85] * * * ▪ biology       the average population density or population size of a species below… …   Universalium

  • carrying capacity — pralaidos geba statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. carrying capacity; throughput vok. Durchflußleistung, f; Durchlauf, m; Durchsatz, m rus. пропускная способность, f pranc. débit, m; rendement, m …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • carrying capacity — 1) the biomass of a population or the number and type of species that a given environment can sustain over the long term. May refer to level of use, at a given level of management, which a natural or man made resource can sustain itself over long …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • carrying capacity — The maximum load that a tire is allowed to carry with a particular wheel and rim. Also called load capacity …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • carrying capacity — The number of passengers who may be carried in a particular automobile without crowding; sitting capacity. 7 Am J2d Auto § 66 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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