What is capital?

  • (noun): The upper part of a column that supports the entablature.
    Synonyms: chapiter, cap
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on capital:

Human Capital
... Human capital is the stock of competencies, knowledge, social and personality attributes, including creativity, embodied in the ability to perform labor so as to produce economic value ... Many theories explicitly connect investment in human capital development to education, and the role of human capital in economic development, productivity growth, and innovation has frequently been ... Just as land became recognized as natural capital and an asset in itself, and human factors of production were raised from this simple mechanistic ...
Capital - Other Uses
... Capital Airlines (UK), an airline operating from the UK from 1987 to 1992 Capital (fortification), a proportion of a bastion Capital punishment, the sentence of death Capital (radio network), a network of ...
Knowledge Capital
... Knowledge capital is a concept which asserts that ideas have intrinsic value which can be shared and leveraged within and between organizations ... Knowledge capital connotes that sharing skills and information is a means of sharing power ... Knowledge capital is the know how that results from the experience, information, knowledge, learning, and skills of the employees or individual of an organization or group ...
Venture Capital - History - The Private Equity Crash (2000 To 2003)
... crash and technology slump that started in March 2000 shook virtually the entire venture capital industry as valuations for startup technology companies collapsed ... values of the fund's investments were below the amount of capital invested) ... Venture capital investors sought to reduce size of commitments they had made to venture capital funds, and, in numerous instances, investors sought to unload existing commitments for cents ...
Islamic Banking - Islamic Financial Transaction Terminology - Mudarabah
... The capital investment comes from the first partner, who is called the "rabb-ul-mal", while the management and work is the exclusive responsibility of the other ... one party providing 100 percent of the capital and the other party providing its specialist knowledge to invest the capital and manage the investment project ... the first partner "rabb-ul-mal" will lose his capital, and the other party "mudarib" will lose the time an effort he invested in running the business ...

More definitions of "capital":

  • (noun): Assets available for use in the production of further assets.
    Synonyms: working capital
  • (noun): A book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories.
    Synonyms: Das Kapital
  • (adj): Of primary important.
    Example: "Our capital concern was to avoid defeat"
  • (adj): Punishable by death.
    Example: "A capital offense"
  • (noun): Wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value.
  • (adj): First-rate.
    Example: "A capital fellow"; "a capital idea"
  • (noun): A seat of government.

Famous quotes containing the word capital:

    Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.
    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    Woman—with a capital letter—should by now have ceased to be a specialty. There should be no more need of “movements” on her behalf, and agitations for her advancement and development ... than for the abolition of negro slavery in the United States.
    Marion Harland (1830–1922)

    Industry has operated against the artisan in favor of the idler, and also in favor of capital and against labor. Any mechanical invention whatsoever has been more harmful to humanity than a century of war.
    Rémy De Gourmont (1858–1915)