Definition of Carrying Capacity
(noun) The amount of people that an area of land can support based on the amount of available resources.
Carrying Capacity Pronunciation
Syllabification: car·ry·ing ca·pac·i·ty
- American English – /kAIR-ee-ing kuh-pAs-uh-tee/
- British English – /kAr-iing kuh-pAs-i-tee/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈkæriɪŋ kəˈpæsəti/
- British English – /ˈkæriɪŋ kəˈpæsɪti/
- Plural: carrying capacities
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
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APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
carrying capacity. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/carrying-capacity/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “carrying capacity.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 2, 2022. https://sociologydictionary.org/carrying-capacity/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“carrying capacity.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 2 Oct. 2022. <https://sociologydictionary.org/carrying-capacity/>.