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English definition of “capital stock”

capital stock

noun [C or U]    
US FINANCE, STOCK MARKET all the shares that a company has and is officially allowed to sell : The company has a present authorized capitalization of 1,200,000,000 shares of capital stock with a $1.00 par value per share .
ECONOMICS, FINANCE the total value of the buildings , machines , etc. within a particular economy , or owned by a particular company , which are used to produce goods and services : In developed economies , where the capital stock is already large , technological advances and efficiency gains are key .
(Definition of capital stock noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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