capitate

Definitions

  • Showing double-headed bull capital on a plain column
    Showing double-headed bull capital on a plain column
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj capitate being abruptly enlarged and globose at the tip
    • n capitate the wrist bone with a rounded head shape that articulates with the 3rd metacarpus
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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
Showing decoration on capitals Showing decoration on capitals
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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Maine is the toothpick capital of the world
    • Capitate (Bot) Having the flowers gathered into a head.
    • Capitate Headlike in form; also, having the distal end enlarged and rounded, as the stigmas of certain flowers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The city of Seoul has been the capital city of Korea for more than 600 years
    • capitate In botany, head-shaped, or collected in a head, as a dense terminal cluster of sessile or nearly sessile flowers; having a rounded head: as, a capitate stigma.
    • capitate In ornithology, having an enlarged extremity: as, the capitate feather of a peacock's tail.
    • capitate In entomology, suddenly enlarged at the end so as to form a ball or oval mass: applied to the antennæ of insects when this form is produced by several expanded terminal joints, as in most of the Curculionidæ.
    • capitate To put a head upon; specifically, in mathematics, to prefix to (a symbol) a number not less than the highest digit contained in it: thus 12 may be capitated into 212.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The capital of Vermont, Montpelier is the only state capital in the United States that does not have a McDonalds
    • adj Capitate (bot.) growing in or shaped like a head
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Quotations

  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric%20Hoffer
    “Capitalism is at its liberating best in a noncapitalist environment. The crypto-businessman is the true revolutionary in a Communist country.”
  • Karl Marx
    Karl%20Marx
    “Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.”
  • Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Joseph A. Schumpeter
    “Capitalism inevitably and by virtue of the very logic of its civilization creates, educates and subsidizes a vested interest in social unrest.”
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan%20Sontag
    “The ideology of capitalism makes us all into connoisseurs of liberty -- of the indefinite expansion of possibility.”
  • Sir Richard Storey
    Sir Richard Storey
    “The first rule of venture capitalism should be Shoot the Inventor.”
  • Raymond Williams
    Raymond Williams
    “What breaks capitalism, all that will ever break capitalism, is capitalists. The faster they run the more strain on their heart.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. capitatus, fr. caput, head
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. capitel—L. capitaliscaput, the head.

Usage

In literature:

The Birmingham Joint Stock Bank (Limited) opened in Temple Row West, Jan. 1st, 1862, with a capital of L3,000,000, in L100 shares, L10 paid.
"Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham" by Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
The adequate price of a thing depends on the capital and labor necessary to produce it.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
It was not an easy matter for Harris to secure capital, for capital is often lynx-eyed, and usually it is very conservative.
"The Harris-Ingram Experiment" by Charles E. Bolton
Hence when the court moved from Anuradhapura to Pollunaruwa it was installed in the new capital.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Why were capital and leadership so very important in early colonization?
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
The pillars have scarcely any capitals.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Such capital we may call wage-capital.
"A Critical Examination of Socialism" by William Hurrell Mallock
At the capital, Augusta, where he next proceeded, he found the same excitement with the same demands.
"General Scott" by General Marcus J. Wright
I'm joining him there, and then I'm going to the capital in the morning.
"The Trail Horde" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Some of the capital letters are illuminated in the sweetest manner possible.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Three" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
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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:

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The foundation and society help develop clinical guidelines, prioritize technological needs and collaborate in financial and capital planning for the hospital system, Arbuckle explains.
This study explores the role of human capital in business strategy and the alignment of HR with organization strategy.
With the coming of spring in the nation's capital, Congress has begun its annual ritual of producing a federal budget.
TRIPOLI, Libya — At a huge weapons depot in the Libyan capital, flatbed trucks line up to be piled high with land mines, rockets and shells before being driven off into the western mountains.
Thousands of Jordanian opposition supporters took to the streets of the country's capital Friday, Jan 21, 2011.
Most vulnerable to the AMT are taxpayers with several children, interest deductions from second mortgages, capital gains, high state and local taxes, and incentive stock options.
Last year Andalusia tacked a 1-3% surcharge onto national capital gains, savings, investment and income taxes.
In the wake of the success of Shanghai's Bar Rouge, French architect Imaad Rahmouni (former pupil of Philippe Starck) puts his signature on Klubb Rouge in the sparkling Chinese capital of Beijing.
Capitals win, 2-1, to tie series with Bruins at two games apiece .
Clearwire shares are trading sharply lower Wednesday morning after RBC Capital analyst Jonathan Atkin cut his rating on the stock to Underperform from Sector Perform.
Anyone who has taken a ride on Washington's Metro subway line knows that when it comes to making capital improvements in the nation's capital, Congress will spare no expense.
Two experts discuss the legal process behind capital punishment as well as misconceptions and concerns while handling capital trials.
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In science:

Our key assumption is that the market in our security is efficient, in the following weak sense: a prespecified trading strategy risking only 1 monetary unit will not bring infinite capital at time T .
Rough paths in idealized financial markets
This assumption is not required for our mathematical results, but is useful in their interpretation and justifies our terminology: we say that a property holds for typical price paths if there is a trading strategy risking only 1 monetary unit that brings infinite capital at time T whenever the property fails.
Rough paths in idealized financial markets
KG t (ω) will sometimes be referred to as the capital process of G.
Rough paths in idealized financial markets
In our discussions we will sometimes refer to the sequence (Gm )∞ m=1 as a trading strategy risking m cm and refer to (2) as the capital process of this strategy.
Rough paths in idealized financial markets
We say that a set E ⊆ Ω is nul l if there is a positive capital process S such that S0 = 1 and ST (ω) = ∞ for all ω ∈ E . A property of ω ∈ Ω will be said to hold almost surely (a.s.), or for typical ω , if the set of ω where it fails is null.
Rough paths in idealized financial markets
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