What is capital?

  • (noun): A book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories.
    Synonyms: Das Kapital
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on 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 ... 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 ...
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 ... explicitly connect investment in human capital development to education, and the role of human capital in economic development, productivity growth, and ... 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 ...
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 ... 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 ... 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":

  • (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
  • (adj): First-rate.
    Example: "A capital fellow"; "a capital idea"
  • (noun): Wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value.
  • (adj): Punishable by death.
    Example: "A capital offense"
  • (noun): Assets available for use in the production of further assets.
    Synonyms: working capital

Famous quotes containing the word capital:

    As our boys and men are all expecting to be Presidents, so our girls and women must all hold themselves in readiness to preside in the White House; and in no city in the world can honest industry be more at a discount than in this capital of the government of the people.
    Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815–1884)

    The capital is become an overgrown monster; which like a dropsical head, will in time leave the body and extremities without nourishment and support.
    Tobias Smollett (1721–1771)

    Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.
    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)