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English definition of “capital”

capital

noun [U] (MONEY)    /ˈkæp.ɪ.təl/ US  /-t̬əl/
money and possessions, especially a large amount of money used for producing more wealth or for starting a new business: She leaves her capital untouched in the bank and lives off the interest. We put £20,000 capital into the business, but we're unlikely to see any return for a few years.AccountingSavings, interest and capitalGeneral words for amounts of moneyLarge amounts of moneySmall amounts of money
(Definition of capital noun (MONEY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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