AskDefine | Define capaciousness

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capaciousness n : spatial largeness (especially inside a building) [syn: roominess, spaciousness, commodiousness]

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  1. The quality of being capacious.


  • 1818 George Crabb - English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order
    Capacity is the abstract of capax, receiving or apt to hold ; it is therefore applied to the contents of hollow bodies : capaciousness is the abstract of capacious and is therefore applied to the plane surface comprehended within a given space. hence we speak of the capacity of a vessel; and the capaciousness of a room.
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