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Capital

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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198) Thus, the petitioner's position, at least, was that actual killing in the course of an enumerated felony was capitally punishable only if it was at least reckless.
17) These effects are evident both nationally and--perhaps more importantly--within the most capitally active state jurisdictions.
On its face, Michelson's Table 3 regression finds that minorities who kill whites (identified in the first row of the table) are capitally charged at a rate 11 percentage points higher than all other crimes, controlling for 11 other variables that relate to where the crime occurred, the nature of the crime and the defendant, and whether the defendant was represented by a public defender.
Dickens," Thomas Carlyle told his friends, "does it capitally .
crime of violence at age 20, and was not punished capitally or with life
The notion of place was capitally important for Perec, and it is one that echoes incessantly throughout his work.
He thought that the laws in place should be fully adequate in that those who carried out piratical acts could be tried in the Supreme Court of Judicature in Bengal and "punished capitally or otherwise.
Externally the Pavilion was exceedingly plain, but it was most admirably fitted up internally for its intended use; beautifully decorated, well ventilated, and capitally floored for dancing throughout.
Pamela Armstrong was a capitally merry Alice who popped out the role's difficult, exposed top notes with exquisite finesse--I've never heard a better.
7), with the power of inflicting capital punishment or of punishing criminals capitally (Digest, de Iurisd.
In the canonical example, justifying the institution of capital punishment itself calls for a different kind of justification than justifying capitally punishing a particular person under the institution of capital punishment.
1841, 376) We are told that during the French revolution, some individuals were punished capitally, for raising cattle instead of wheat.