Meaning of CAPITAL in English


In architecture, the crowning member of a column, pier, pilaster, or other vertical form, providing a structural support and transition for the horizontal member ( entablature ) or arch above.

In Classical styles, the capital is the architectural member that most readily identifies the order . Simple stone capitals have been found in the earliest known pyramids of ancient Egypt (с 2890–2686 BC), at Saqqarah.


In economics, the stock of resources that are used to produce other goods now and in the future.

In classical economics the three factors of production are capital, labour , and land . Capital embodies the man-made resources, which include the buildings, plant, equipment, and inventories created by all three factors. In this sense, capital goods may be contrasted with consumer goods . The creation of capital goods means that consumption is forgone, resulting in saving . The flow of saving becomes a flow of investment . Expenditures on education and training are often referred to as investment in human capital (see stock s and bond s issued in order to finance the acquisition of capital goods.


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Capital District of Santafé de Bogotá

Australian Capital Territory

capital gains tax

capital levy

capital punishment

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opera of the capital

Britannica English dictionary.      Английский словарь Британика.