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Vital capacityVital 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.
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;
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.
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.
Meaning of Capacity from wikipedia
of a container, closely related
to the volume
of the container Capacity
of a set, in Euclidean
- 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
- Seating capacity
is the number
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
from the lungs after
inhalation. It is equal
to the sum of inspiratory
- The carrying capacity
of a biological species
in an environment
is the maximum
po****tion size of the species
that the environment
- Capacity building
development) is the process
by which individuals
obtain, improve, and retain
the skills, knowledge, tools...
and lung capacities refer
to the volume
of air in the lungs
at different phases
of the respiratory
cycle. The average total
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
- a list of cricket
, as of March 2016[update]. Currently, all grounds
with a capacity
of 15,000 or more which
are the home venue...
engineering, bearing capacity
is the capacity
of soil to support
the loads applied
to the ground. The bearing capacity
of soil is the maximum
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