(noun) The amount of people that an area of land can support based on the amount of available resources.
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- Plural: carrying capacities
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How to Cite the Definition of Carrying Capacity
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “carrying capacity.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 16, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/carrying-capacity/).
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 December 16, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/carrying-capacity/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“carrying capacity.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/carrying-capacity/>.