What is capital?

  • (adj): Of primary important.
    Example: "Our capital concern was to avoid defeat"
    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 cited as a ... Just as land became recognized as natural capital and an asset in itself, and human factors of production were raised from this simple mechanistic ...
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 party, who is called the "mudarib" ... (Profit Sharing) is a contract, with 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 ... If loss happened, 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Venture Capital - History - The Private Equity Crash (2000 To 2003)
2000 shook virtually the entire venture capital industry as valuations for startup technology companies collapsed ... (the 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 ...

More definitions of "capital":

  • (noun): Wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value.
  • (noun): The upper part of a column that supports the entablature.
    Synonyms: chapiter, cap
  • (noun): Assets available for use in the production of further assets.
    Synonyms: working capital
  • (noun): A seat of government.
  • (adj): First-rate.
    Example: "A capital fellow"; "a capital idea"
  • (adj): Punishable by death.
    Example: "A capital offense"
  • (noun): A book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories.
    Synonyms: Das Kapital

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)

    There exists, between people in love, a kind of capital held by each. This is not just a stock of affects or pleasure, but also the possibility of playing double or quits with the share you hold in the other’s heart.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)

    Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)