capaciousness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n capaciousness spatial largeness and extensiveness (especially inside a building) "the capaciousness of Santa's bag astounded the child","roominess in this size car is always a compromise","his new office lacked the spaciousness that he had become accustomed to"
    • n capaciousness intellectual breadth "the very capaciousness of the idea meant that agreement on fundamentals was unnecessary","his unselfishness gave him great intellectual roominess"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Capaciousness The quality of being capacious, as of a vessel, a reservoir a bay, the mind, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n capaciousness The state or quality of being capacious. Wideness; largeness; extensiveness.
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Usage

In literature:

These were men of three-storied brain and also of thrice capacious soul.
"Platform Monologues" by T. G. Tucker
It is a capacious and beautiful harbour, easy of approach and entrance.
"Extracts from a Journal of a Voyage of Visitation in the "Hawk," 1859" by Edward Feild
As many as the most capacious man could possibly devour in forty years.
"Oriental Encounters" by Marmaduke Pickthall
A little later and they would stop in front of the monster, to give it the food it desired, to fill its capacious maw.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
How she did flatter him, and with what a capacious gullet did he swallow her flatteries!
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
The capacious mansion of a rich neighbour appeared on the right hand as I walked; on my left were the cottages of the poor.
"The Annals of the Poor" by Legh Richmond
The doctor was serving out eggnog from a capacious bowl upon the sideboard.
"The Rector of St. Mark's" by Mary J. Holmes
Up from the beach, lightly tripping, capacious reticule in hand, came Mrs. Barlow to spend the day at the Ark, unexpectedly!
"Cape Cod Folks" by Sarah P. McLean Greene
The church, before it was ruined, was well built and capacious.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
The shop was capacious but dark.
"Civilization" by Ellen Newbold La Motte
The matron within is doubtless about to prepare breakfast, and last year's rotten pea-sticks have soon heated the capacious grid-iron.
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2" by John Wilson
The Saxon capital sits capaciously like a comfortable old dowager fully dressed in stuffs of a richly dull color.
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry
Since there was no public hall in the neighborhood, the gathering was to be held at the capacious old Methodist chapel.
"A Busy Year at the Old Squire's" by Charles Asbury Stephens
Cissy held him back, and looked up into Mrs Wade's kindly and capacious face.
"The King's Daughters" by Emily Sarah Holt
These are the spermophiles, and some species of these have more capacious pouches than others.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
His face was long and thin, his forehead full and capacious, though not high, and was furrowed by thought.
"Edmond Dantès" by Edmund Flagg
He loaded a spare magazine, and dropped it into the capacious pocket of his waistcoat.
"Jack O' Judgment" by Edgar Wallace
These passed into her mouth, and thence, of course, into her capacious stomach.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
The harbor is deep and capacious.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
The building is not capacious enough for the number seeking to use it, and is to be speedily enlarged.
"Glances at Europe" by Horace Greeley
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In poetry:

These scarcely are the sonneteers
That sing their loves in faultless clothes:
Your friends have more decided ears
And more capaciousness of nose.
"Black Lizzie" by Henry Kendall
Up from the darkest wood where Philomela sat,
Her fairy numbers issued; what then ailed me?
My ears are called capacious, but they failed me,
Her classics registered a little flat!
I rose, and venomously spat.
"An American Addresses Philomela" by John Crowe Ransom

In news:

Smooth, capable and capacious .
GAMER Ever since the "next-gen" consoles shipped with capacious hard-drives and easy access to the broadband interwebs, gamers have been paying the price.
The company's new Windows 7-based Canvio portable hard drives are aimed primarily at consumers but could also be something SMBs and midrange businesses might find useful, since they are inexpensive, easily transportable and capacious.
The very broad, capacious form of education that we call the liberal arts is rooted in a specific curriculum in classical and medieval times.
Whether you need a washer that's compact or capacious, these high- tech options really are the sultans of spin Comment on this article.
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In science:

The latter is referred to as throughput capaci ty, or transport capacity, for random wireless networks with many-to-many transmissions.
Network Coding Capacity of Random Wireless Networks under a SINR Model
Nagaoka, “General formulas for capaci ty of classical-quantum channels,” IEEE Trans.
An Information-Spectrum Approach to Classical and Quantum Hypothesis Testing for Simple Hypotheses
La configurazione prescelta per questo detector consiste di due schede madri, capaci di ospitare un massimo di 4 moduli in formato TIM-40 ciascuna, dotate di un connettore a standard PCI che permette di utilizzarle anche in un normale Personal Computer.
Progetto di un detector a camera di ionizzazione per esperimenti SAXS
Venkatesan, “Asymptotic downlink capaci ty of coordinated cellular networks,” in Proc.
Downlink Coordinated Multi-Point with Overhead Modeling in Heterogeneous Cellular Networks
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