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the maximum, equilibrium number of organisms of a particular species that can be supported indefinitely in a given environment.
Abbreviation: K.
Historical Examples

They were usually slow machines, speed being sacrificed in carrying-capacity.
Inventions of the Great War A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond

(ecology) the maximum number of individuals that an area of land can support, usually determined by their food requirements
carrying capacity
The maximum population of a particular organism that a given environment can support without detrimental effects.

In ecology, the number of living things that can exist for long periods in a given area without damaging the environment.


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