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Vital capacity
Vital Vi"tal, a. [F., fr. L. vitalis, fr. vita life; akin to vivere to live. See Vivid.] 1. Belonging or relating to life, either animal or vegetable; as, vital energies; vital functions; vital actions. 2. Contributing to life; necessary to, or supporting, life; as, vital blood. Do the heavens afford him vital food? --Spenser. And vital virtue infused, and vital warmth. --Milton. 3. Containing life; living. ``Spirits that live throughout, vital in every part.' --Milton. 4. Being the seat of life; being that on which life depends; mortal. The dart flew on, and pierced a vital part. --Pope. 5. Very necessary; highly important; essential. A competence is vital to content. --Young. 6. Capable of living; in a state to live; viable. [R.] Pythagoras and Hippocrates . . . affirm the birth of the seventh month to be vital. --Sir T. Browne. Vital air, oxygen gas; -- so called because essential to animal life. [Obs.] Vital capacity (Physiol.), the breathing capacity of the lungs; -- expressed by the number of cubic inches of air which can be forcibly exhaled after a full inspiration. Vital force. (Biol.) See under Force. The vital forces, according to Cope, are nerve force (neurism), growth force (bathmism), and thought force (phrenism), all under the direction and control of the vital principle. Apart from the phenomena of consciousness, vital actions no longer need to be considered as of a mysterious and unfathomable character, nor vital force as anything other than a form of physical energy derived from, and convertible into, other well-known forces of nature. Vital functions (Physiol.), those functions or actions of the body on which life is directly dependent, as the circulation of the blood, digestion, etc. Vital principle, an immaterial force, to which the functions peculiar to living beings are ascribed. Vital statistics, statistics respecting the duration of life, and the circumstances affecting its duration. Vital tripod. (Physiol.) See under Tripod. Vital vessels (Bot.), a name for latex tubes, now disused. See Latex.

Meaning of Capacity from wikipedia

- Capacity or capacities may refer to: Capacity of a container, closely related to the volume of the container Capacity of a set, in Euclidean space, the...
- Heat capacity or thermal capacity is a physical property of matter, defined as the amount of heat to be supplied to a given m**** of a material to produce...
- Seating capacity is the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, in terms of both the physical space available, and limitations set by law...
- Vital capacity (VC) is the maximum amount of air a person can expel from the lungs after a maximum inhalation. It is equal to the sum of inspiratory reserve...
- The carrying capacity of a biological species in an environment is the maximum po****tion size of the species that the environment can sustain indefinitely...
- Capacity building (or capacity development) is the process by which individuals and organizations obtain, improve, and retain the skills, knowledge, tools...
- volumes and lung capacities refer to the volume of air in the lungs at different phases of the respiratory cycle. The average total lung capacity of an adult...
- The net capacity factor is the unitless ratio of an actual electrical energy output over a given period of time to the maximum possible electrical energy...
- a list of cricket grounds, ordered by capacity, as of March 2016[update]. Currently, all grounds with a capacity of 15,000 or more which are the home venue...
- geotechnical engineering, bearing capacity is the capacity of soil to support the loads applied to the ground. The bearing capacity of soil is the maximum average...
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