Capital

Capital may refer to:

  • Capital city, the area of a country, province, region, or state, regarded as enjoying primary status, usually but not always the seat of the government
  • Capital (economics), a factor of production that is not wanted for itself but for its ability to help in producing other goods
  • Capital (architecture), the crowning member of a column or a pilaster
  • Capital letter, an upper-case letter in a writing system

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Famous quotes containing the word capital:

    That monstrous tuberosity of civilised life, the capital of England.
    Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881)

    We make needless ado about capital punishment,—taking lives, when there is no life to take.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The great dialectic in our time is not, as anciently and by some still supposed, between capital and labor; it is between economic enterprise and the state.
    John Kenneth Galbraith (b. 1908)