Definitions for "Channel capacity"
The maximum bit rate that can be handled by a channel.
the maximum data rate that can be attained over a given channel
The maximum information rate which can be accommodated by a given channel. Channel capacity is generally measured in bits per second (bps) and may be stated in many other units. For example, it is often expressed in equivalent voice conversations. In addition, it may be stated in baud when specific terminating equipment is mentioned.
Keywords:  spilling, volume, river, handle, along
The volume of water that can pass along the river channel at a certain point without spilling over the tops of the banks.
The limit on the volume of information that a particular communication channel can handle effectively. p. 458
The number of channels or signals available to subscribers of a cable television system.
The number of channels available for current or future use on a cable system.
The number of bits that can be transmitted over a communications channel per second.
Amount of data that can be transmitted per unit time along a communication channel. Synonym: Bandwidth.