capitalism

Definitions

  • Showing double-headed bull capital on a plain column
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n capitalism an economic system based on private ownership of capital
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Showing double-headed bull capital on a more decorative column Showing double-headed bull capital on a more decorative column
Showing a plain column with curving capital Showing a plain column with curving capital
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Showing decorative capitals Showing decorative capitals
Capital showing extensive floral decoration Capital showing extensive floral decoration
Showing mouldings on capitals and bases Showing mouldings on capitals and bases
Showing altenate plain and decorated capitals on columns and interwoven arches in relief Showing altenate plain and decorated capitals on columns and interwoven arches in relief
Capitals in Bayeux Cathedral Capitals in Bayeux Cathedral

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The city of Seoul has been the capital city of Korea for more than 600 years
    • n capitalism The state of having capital or property; possession of capital.
    • n capitalism The concentration or massing of capital in the hands of a few; also, the power or influence of large or combined capital.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Seoul, the South Korean capital, just means "the capital" in the Korean language.
    • ns Capitalism condition of possessing capital: the economic system which generates capitalists
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Quotations

  • Edmund Burke
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    “Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “We estimate the wisdom of nations by seeing what they did with their surplus capital.”
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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    “It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.”
  • Mickey Rivers
    Mickey Rivers
    “We'll do all right if we can capitalize on our mistakes.”
  • J. Ogden Armour
    J. Ogden Armour
    “Capital can do nothing without brains to direct it.”
  • Harvey S. Firestone
    Harvey S. Firestone
    “Thought, not money, is the real business capital...”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. capitel—L. capitaliscaput, the head.

Usage

In literature:

After a three weeks' voyage we reach Yokohama, the commercial capital of Japan.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
Edinburgh has owed less to climate, to soil, and to the fostering care of rulers than any capital, Protestant or Catholic.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Excess is in embodiments of Capital, not in real Capital.
"The Evolution of Modern Capitalism" by John Atkinson Hobson
What constitutes the chief difference between capitalism and slave-owning?
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
Till yesterday he gave all his strength to organizing labor against capital.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Some of us are landowners, and some have no capital, being simply labourers.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
Their capitals represent the type known as the 'Pseudo-Ionic' or cushion capital, in view of its broad head.
"Byzantine Churches in Constantinople" by Alexander Van Millingen
The life of the European capitals chokes me.
"The Traitors" by E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
The capital of the world ceases to be even the capital of a province.
"The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI" by Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
The total capital invested in 1887 was $125,000,000, which yielded a net revenue of $5,800,000.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
This all-powerful institution possessed in 1914 a capital of L6,240,000 of which 63 per cent.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
These two spring from strange square abaci resting on the carved capitals of round shafts, two on each side.
"Portuguese Architecture" by Walter Crum Watson
This is only one more evidence of the fact that foreign capital and foreign enterprise are flowing towards the country.
"Aztec Land" by Maturin M. Ballou
PROTO-IONIC CAPITAL FROM ASSYRIAN SCULPTURE.
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
Companies (winding up), when the paid-up capital does not exceed L10,000.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
Years passed on, Ernst was educated at the house of my wife's nephew, who was a professor at the Gymnasium at the capital.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
In 1857 the capital was doubled, and besides this it has a large surplus capital or rest.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
In 1868 Atlanta was made the capital of the state.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
I am informed that yesterday two men arrived in the capital who are rarely seen here.
"The Green Book" by Mór Jókai
Melbourne is the capital of the State of Victoria and temporary capital also of the Commonwealth.
"Seven Legs Across the Seas" by Samuel Murray
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In poetry:

Class-war were t' faith that I Iived for,
I call'd all capit'lists sharks;
An' "T' workin' man has no country,"
Were my Gospel accordin' to Marx.
"The New Englishman" by F W Moorman
Scholar, no dog will have your day
For all your capital's run out,
Wry baby in wet disarray-
Scholar, prepare your meagre clout
For the Day of Jubilo
"Jubilo" by Allen Tate
Above the capital’s madness
I raised my face,
stern as the faces of ancient icons.
Sorrow-rent,
on your body as on a death-bed, its days
my heart ended.
"To All and Everything" by Vladimir Mayakovsky
Whenever Communism's snaky head
Is raised against the heel of Capital,
I want it crushed 'neath Law's majestic tread,
And yet would heed poor honest labor's call.
"The Great Strike" by Albery Allson Whitman
"Etenim res creatoe exerto capite observantes
expectant revelationem Filiorum Dei.":
"For created things, watching with head erect,
await the revelation of the Sons of God."
"And Do They So?" by Henry Vaughan
"Lo, from the Chosen lures he the capital.
Bright golden, capital! Glorious loans!
Millions and mill-i-ons! Soon 'twill be bill-i-ons!
Patience awhile till he floats 'em." (Loud groans.)
"A Dirge of the Morning After" by C J Dennis

In news:

The Bee's Joe Davidson will be in Rio Linda tonight for a showdown with Del Campo for the Capital Valley Conference championship.
But capital investment into new technologies has dwindled as manufacturers try rebates and aggressive price-cutting to stimulate sales.
President Obama speaks about his administration's new policy for General Motors, giving the auto giants working capital for 60 and 30 days to come up with a plan to become viable in the long term.
Ominous news coming from Belgrade , the Serbian capital, which saw a huge and very nationalistic rally today led by Serbian prime minister Vojislav Kostunica against Kosovo's declaration of independence on Sunday.
Serbia's capital has been steadily building up a buzz as one of Eastern Europe's liveliest cities.
Activists and politicians from around the globe descended upon this Danish capital and something is definitely rotten in Denmark.
From The San Jose Mercury News: Venture Capitalist Tim Draper Snatches up Benjamin Franklin Hotel Venture capital mogul Tim Draper has shown up at parties in a Batman costume and sent his DNA into outer space.
Even with Tanglewood concerts and the Williamstown Theater Festival winding down, the art scene keeps this New England culture capital humming well into autumn.
Capital District Scottish Games View video.
This year marks a milestone for North Carolina's second oldest town and its first capital--New Bern celebrates its 300th birthday in 2010.
As part of a series of reports on school reform in the nation's capital, John Merrow checks in with DC schools chief Michelle Rhee, who has had to make difficult -- and controversial -- decisions regarding school closures and staff cuts.
He said the group is in the mid­dle of a cap­i­tal cam­paign with a goal of $1.2 mil­lion to fund Vision 20/20 projects.
Tom Stemberg is founder and former CEO of Staples and venture partner at Highland Capital Partners in Lexington, Mass.
Retail pioneer Tom Stemberg is founder and former CEO of Staples and venture partner at Highland Capital Partners in Lexington, Mass.
Should local governments be required to pay to change all their street signs from ALL CAPITAL LETTERS to A Mix of Capital and Lowercase .
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In science:

Introduction. A classical problem in financial economics is that of an agent who invests his or her initial capital into a security market so as to maximize the expected utility of terminal wealth.
Optimal investment with random endowments in incomplete markets
In this paper, we study the expected utility maximization problem of an agent who, in addition to an initial capital, receives random endowments (e.g., the payoffs of contingent claims) at maturity.
Optimal investment with random endowments in incomplete markets
The novelty of our approach is that we treat as the variables of the optimization problem not only the initial capital as in Cvitani´c, Schachermayer and Wang (2001) but also the number of units of random endowments.
Optimal investment with random endowments in incomplete markets
Assume now that the portfolio of the agent at time 0 consists of an initial capital x as well as of the quantities q = (qi )1≤i≤N of nontraded European contingent claims with maturity T and FT -measurable payment functions f = (fi )1≤i≤N .
Optimal investment with random endowments in incomplete markets
Note that in the case when x > 0 and q = 0 this set coincides with the set of nonnegative wealth processes with initial capital x.
Optimal investment with random endowments in incomplete markets
Any element of f is a linear combination of elements of f ′ and terminal capitals of acceptable strategies. 2.
Optimal investment with random endowments in incomplete markets
We use the low case letters (s, p etc.) for single-electron atoms, while the capital letters are used for atoms with a few electrons.
Precision physics of simple atoms: QED tests, nuclear structure and fundamental constants
In the case of positronium, since the masses of electron and nucleus are the same, we use capital letters indicating that we deal with the total atomic momentum related to two particles and the subscripts and superscripts are related to properties of an atom as a whole.
Precision physics of simple atoms: QED tests, nuclear structure and fundamental constants
For few-electron systems (and positronium) the capital letters for angular momenta are used such as nκLJ where κ = 2S + 1.
Precision physics of simple atoms: QED tests, nuclear structure and fundamental constants
In order to keep control over the different sorts of indices when splitting into longitudinal and transversal directions to the brane we use for eleven dimensional indices capital letters with or without a hat.
Basics of M-Theory
Chiralities under the 4D Lorentz group have been denoted with L, R, while small q ’s (capital Q’s) denote doublets under SU(2)L (SU(2)R ).
The Minimal Composite Higgs Model and Electroweak Precision Tests
As we explained in the Introduction, these spaces are of capital importance.
Theory of Amalgamated Lp Spaces in Noncommutative Probability
Let R0 = x be the initial capital of an insurance company.
Tail expansions for the distribution of the maximum of a random walk with negative drift and regularly varying increments
The gambler starts with some initial amount of capital (money) d(λ), and it reads an infinite sequence S of bits. d(w) represents the capital the gambler has after reading the prefix w < S .
Dimension Extractors and Optimal Decompression
If there is a martingale d that succeeds on a sequence S ∈ C, then d makes arbitrarily high capital on S .
Dimension Extractors and Optimal Decompression
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