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 ... 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 ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 "mud ... The Mudarabah (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 ... 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 ...
Venture Capital - History - The Private Equity Crash (2000 To 2003)
... that started in March 2000 shook virtually the entire venture capital industry as valuations for startup technology companies collapsed ... 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 ...

More definitions of "capital":

  • (noun): The upper part of a column that supports the entablature.
    Synonyms: chapiter, cap
  • (adj): Punishable by death.
    Example: "A capital offense"
  • (noun): A book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories.
    Synonyms: Das Kapital
  • (noun): Assets available for use in the production of further assets.
    Synonyms: working capital
  • (adj): First-rate.
    Example: "A capital fellow"; "a capital idea"
  • (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.

Famous quotes containing the word capital:

    Had I made capital on my prettiness, I should have closed the doors of public employment to women for many a year, by the very means which now makes them weak, underpaid competitors in the great workshop of the world.
    Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815–1884)

    The basis of world peace is the teaching which runs through almost all the great religions of the world. “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Christ, some of the other great Jewish teachers, Buddha, all preached it. Their followers forgot it. What is the trouble between capital and labor, what is the trouble in many of our communities, but rather a universal forgetting that this teaching is one of our first obligations.
    Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962)

    If little faults, proceeding on distemper,
    Shall not be winked at, how shall we stretch our eye
    When capital crimes, chewed, swallowed, and digested,
    Appear before us?
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)