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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcapitalcap‧i‧tal1 /ˈkæpətl/ ●●● S3 W1 noun  1 cityCITY [countable]PGTOWN an important city where the main government of a country, state etc is Washington D.C., the capital of the United Statessee thesaurus at city2 FINANCIALmoney [singular, uncountable]BBMONEY money or property, especially when it is used to start a business or to produce more wealth The government is eager to attract foreign capital. venture capital, working capital3 letterLETTER [countable]SLA a letter of the alphabet written in its large form, used for example at the beginning of someone’s namelower case, upper case4 centre of activityCENTRE OF ACTIVITY [countable]BUSY PLACE a place that is a centre for an industry, business, or other activity Hollywood is the capital of the movie industry.5 make capital from/out of something6 building [countable] technical the top part of a column (=a long stone post used in some buildings)
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capitalRome is one of the world's most beautiful capitals.The food associated with economic capital is characterized by rich sauces and desserts, and rare and luxurious items such as truffles.When evaluating capital budgeting decisions, it is this marginal cost that should be used as the appropriate cost of capital.The nation state, particularly in the third world and the erstwhile Eastern bloc, is the agent of global capital.Raley started a grocery business in the 1930s with $1000 in capital.Please fill in your name and address in capitals.The plan is expected to create vast amounts of investment capital.Consumer goods occupy a much more contradictory place in the circulation and realisation of capital than do fixed assets.There is a shortage of capital for building new aircraft.Our return on capital has more than doubled since 1980.Since the stockmarket crash, companies have been trying to raise capital by selling new stock.The tour includes a trip to Budapest, Hungary's capital city.Preference shares, particularly redeemable preference shares, are sometimes considered to be more akin to loan stock than share capital.Typically too, nationalized industry balance sheets show capital as amounts owed to the central government.Sacramento is the state capital of California.The popes regarded the city as the capital of their duchy.On Oct. 10 between 30 and 100 people were reported hurt during a pro-Ershad rally in the capital, Dhaka.Albany is the capital of New York State.What's the capital of Canada?