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capital

noun  us   /ˈkæp·ɪ·t̬əl/
grammar [C] (also capital letter) a form of a letter used to begin sentences and names of people, places, and organizations: THIS SENTENCE IS PRINTED IN CAPITALS/CAPITAL LETTERS.

capital noun (CITY)

politics & government [C] a city which is the center of government for a country or other political area

capital noun (MONEY)

[U] wealth, esp. money used to produce more wealth through investment or a new business: She invested well, and can live on the interest without touching the capital.
capitalization
noun [U]  us   /ˌkæp·ɪ·t̬əl·əˈzeɪ·ʃən/
Rules of capitalization vary from language to language.
capitalize
verb [T]  us   /ˈkæp·ɪ·t̬əlˌɑɪz/
The names of streets are always capitalized.

capital

adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈkæp·ɪ·t̬əl/

capital adjective [not gradable] (OF DEATH)

(of a crime) that can be punished by death: a capital offense
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