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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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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