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capitalization

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noun cap·i·tal·i·za·tion \ˌka-pə-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən, ˌkap-tə-, British also kə-ˌpi-tə-\

Definition of capitalization

  1. 1 a :  the act or process of capitalizing b :  a sum resulting from a process of capitalizing c :  the total liabilities of a business including both ownership capital and borrowed capital d :  the total par value or the stated value of no-par issues of authorized stock

  2. 2 :  the use of a capital letter in writing or printing



1852

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1852


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