What is capital?

  • (adj): First-rate.
    Example: "A capital fellow"; "a capital idea"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on capital:

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 ...
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 ... 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 ...
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 ... Many theories explicitly connect investment in human capital development to education, and the role of human capital in economic development, productivity growth ... Just as land became recognized as natural capital and an asset in itself, and human factors of production were raised from this simple mechanistic analysis to ...
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 (radi ...
Venture Capital - History - The Private Equity Crash (2000 To 2003)
... slump that started in March 2000 shook virtually the entire venture capital industry as valuations for startup technology companies collapsed ... were significantly "under water" (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 ...

More definitions of "capital":

  • (noun): A book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories.
    Synonyms: Das Kapital
  • (noun): A seat of government.
  • (adj): Of primary important.
    Example: "Our capital concern was to avoid defeat"
  • (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
  • (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.

Famous quotes containing the word capital:

    We saw the machinery where murderers are now executed. Seven have been executed. The plan is better than the old one. It is quietly done. Only a few, at the most about thirty or forty, can witness [an execution]. It excites nobody outside of the list permitted to attend. I think the time for capital punishment has passed. I would abolish it. But while it lasts this is the best mode.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    There is no private house in which people can enjoy themselves so well as at a capital tavern.... No, Sir; there is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

    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)