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Capital

Money that one has invested. For example, one uses capital when building a factory to make a new product. Likewise, one uses capital when one buys a single share of a stock. Free flow of capital into investments is thought to be a major component of economic growth. Generally speaking, businesses can only expand when they are able to raise capital from investors or borrow it from a bank or through a bond issue. See also: Capitalization, Capitalism.

Capital.

Capital is money that is used to generate income or make an investment. For example, the money you use to buy shares of a mutual fund is capital that you're investing in the fund.

Companies raise capital from investors by selling stocks and bonds and use the money to expand, make acquisitions, or otherwise build the business.

The term capital markets refers to the physical and electronic environments where this capital is raised, either through public offerings or private placements.

capital

  1. the funds invested in a BUSINESS in order to acquire the ASSETS which the business needs to trade. Capital can consist of SHARE CAPITAL subscribed by SHAREHOLDERS or LOAN CAPITAL provided by lenders.
  2. GOODS such as plant, machinery and equipment which are used to produce other goods and services. See CAPITAL STOCK, INVESTMENT.

capital

the contribution to productive activity made by INVESTMENT in physical capital (for example, factories, offices, machinery, tools) and in HUMAN CAPITAL (for example, general education, vocational training). Capital is one of the three main FACTORS OF PRODUCTION, the other two being LABOUR and NATURAL RESOURCES. Physical (and human) capital make a significant contribution towards ECONOMIC GROWTH. See CAPITAL FORMATION, CAPITAL STOCK, CAPITAL WIDENING, CAPITAL DEEPENING, GROSS FIXED CAPITAL FORMATION, CAPITAL ACCUMULATION.

capital

(1) In architecture, the top part of a column.(2) In finance: (a) All the accumulated goods, possessions, and assets used for the production of income and wealth. (b) The amount invested in business.
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As you will know if you are reduced to using the Internet, the use of capital letters, punctuation marks other than dots (formerly known as full stops) or separate words, let alone complete, sensible sentences, is more or less banned.
On the other hand, Leeds Trinity University released a statement confirming they did not "ban" the use of capital letters and some other words, but rather confirmed their support for not using all capital letters.
Not using capital letters makes a message hard to read, and as the journalism professors used to say, all caps is no caps, as nothing is emphasized.
Never before in the long history of these surveys have respondents littered their replies with so many capital letters and exclamation marks.
The wood beam has "Ward" painted on it in all capital letters with a design on both ends, although it doesn't show very well.
The new bras, which have recently been handed to front-line female German police officers, come with the word C[pounds sterling]policeC[yen] in capital letters emblazoned around the elastic band.Julie Nesbit, chairman of the Police Federation of England and WalesCO Central ConstablesCO Committee, called for the sports-bra style garments to be introduced in Britain.C[pounds sterling]If it is something that is going to give women better protection, then we should see if that is something we can get hold of,C[yen] she said.GermanyCOs federal police have begun distributing the special wireless safety bras to some 3,000 female officers to prevent potentially lethal chest injuries, a spokesman said.
Also, people gravitate to CAPITAL LETTERS. (Also see Coyne's bylined sidebar, below.)
For example, Wired often sets off a new section by adding a line space and putting the first four words of the subsequent paragraph in boldface capital letters. This technique works well in short articles, too, where space is at a premium but you still need to create some sort of pause.
Colonies and trust territories: An area administered by another country under the supervision of the United Nations is shown in italic capital letters. Following, in parentheses, is the name of the country that governs it.
In England, the London Times repeated the phrase in capital letters the next day with the lead sentence, "The Episcopal Church in America descended into chaos last night after leading bishops on both the liberal and conservative wings disassociated themselves from a last-gasp effort to avert a schism with the worldwide Anglican communion.
If the abbreviated web version is anything to go by it is comprehensive--although the editors are addicted to redundant capital letters, tiny type and horrible words like 'gifted' which used to be an adjective but seems to have become a verb, a substitute for the now deeply unfashionable 'to give'.
The romans used capital letters on monuments because most stonemasons were illiterate.