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1. The maximum number of persons or things that a vehicle or a receptacle can carry: a van with a carrying capacity of 12.
2. Ecology The maximum number of individuals of a given species that the resources available in a given environment can sustainably support.
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(Environmental Science) ecology the maximum number of individuals that an area of land can support, usually determined by their food requirements
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the maximum population of a species that can be supported in a given environment. Symbol: K
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The population of living things that an ecosystem can support without impairing its stability.
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n. capacidad de sustención;
___ fatality rate → índice de letalidad;
___ management → administración de casos.
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