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Capital may refer to:

  • Capital city, the area of a country, province, region, or state, regarded as enjoying primary status, usually but not always the seat of the government
  • Capital (economics), a factor of production that is not wanted for itself but for its ability to help in producing other goods
  • Capital (architecture), the crowning member of a column or a pilaster
  • A capital letter
  • Five Capitals, a model of sustainable development developed by the organization Forum for the Future

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Forms of capital

See also Category: Capital

  • Capital requirement or "bank capital", the requirement that banks keep certain monetary reserves
  • Financial capital, any form of wealth capable of being employed in the production of more wealth
  • Human capital, workers' skills and abilities as regards their contribution to an economy
  • Infrastructural capital, means of production other than natural capital.
  • Natural capital, the resources of an ecosystem that yields a flow of goods and services into the future
  • Physical capital, any non-human asset made by humans and then used in production
  • Political capital, means by which a politician or political party may gain support or popularity
  • Social capital, the value of social networks to society and the human economy
  • Working capital, short term capital needed by the company to finance its operations

Publications

Sociology

  • Cultural capital, forms of knowledge, valued by a society
  • Social capital, the advantages available to a person or group of people through their position in a network of relationships

Colleges, Seminaries, and Universities

  • Capital College, also called Penn State Harrisburg, is an undergraduate college and graduate school of the Pennsylvania State University with its main campus located in Middletown, Pennsylvania
  • Capital Community College, a community college in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Capital Bible Seminary, the seminary component of Washington Bible College with its main campus in Lanham, Maryland
  • Capital University, a four-year private university in Columbus, Ohio
  • Capitol College, a private, non-profit, and non-sectarian college located just south of Laurel, Maryland

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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English

Etymology

From Latin capitālis (of the head). Use in trade and finance originated in Medieval economies when a common but expensive transaction involved trading heads of cattle.
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Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
capital
Plural
countable and uncountable; plural capitals
capital (countable and uncountable; plural capitals)
  1. (uncountable) (economics) Already-produced durable goods available for use as a factor of production, such as steam shovels (equipment) and office buildings (structures).
    He does not have enough capital to start a business.
  2. (uncountable) (business, finance) Money and wealth. The means to acquire goods and services, especially in a non-barter system.
  3. (countable) A city designated as a legislative seat by the government or some other authority, often the city in which the government is located; otherwise the most important city within a country or a subdivision of it.
    Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States of America.
    The Welsh government claims that Cardiff is Europe’s youngest capital.
  4. (countable) An uppercase letter.
  5. (countable) (architecture) The uppermost part of a column.

Usage notes

The homophone capitol refers only to a building, usually one that houses the legislative branch of a government, and often one located in a capital city.

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Translations

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Adjective

capital (not comparable)
Positive
capital
  1. of prime importance
  2. (British) excellent
    That is a capital idea!
  3. involving punishment by death
    Not all felonies are capital crimes.
  4. uppercase
    One begins a sentence with a capital letter.

Translations

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Antonyms

uppercase

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French

Pronunciation

Noun

capital m. (plural capitaux)
  1. Capital (money and wealth)

Adjective

capital m. (f. capitale, m. plural capitaux, f. plural capitales)
  1. Capital (important)
    La peine capitale est abolie en France depuis les années 1980.

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Portuguese

Noun

capital f. (plural capitais)
  1. (geography) capital

Noun

capital m. (plural capitais)
  1. (economics) capital

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin capitālis.

Noun

capital m. (plural capitales)
Singular
capital m.
Plural
capitales m.
  1. capital (finance)
capital f. (plural capitales)
Singular
capital f.
Plural
capitales f.
  1. capital (city)

Simple English

Capital can mean:


The word "capital" is sometimes mistaken with "capitol". A capitol is a building in which a legislature meets.


Citable sentences

Up to date as of December 14, 2010

Here are sentences from other pages on Capital city, which are similar to those in the above article.








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