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 ... 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 analysis to human capital ...
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 unload existing commitments for cents on the dollar in the ...
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 ... 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 an organization or group ...
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 ...

More definitions of "capital":

  • (adj): Punishable by death.
    Example: "A capital offense"
  • (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"
  • (noun): Assets available for use in the production of further assets.
    Synonyms: working capital
  • (noun): A seat of government.
  • (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"

Famous quotes containing the word capital:

    It is a bore, I admit, to be past seventy, for you are left for execution, and are daily expecting the death-warrant; but ... it is not anything very capital we quit. We are, at the close of life, only hurried away from stomach-aches, pains in the joints, from sleepless nights and unamusing days, from weakness, ugliness, and nervous tremors; but we shall all meet again in another planet, cured of all our defects.
    Sydney Smith (1771–1845)

    Many of us do not believe in capital punishment, because thus society takes from a man what society cannot give.
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879–1944)

    Mr. Whistler always spelt art, and we believe still spells it, with a capital “I.”
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)