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capitalization

noun [S or U] (UK also capitalisation)
 
 
/ˌkæpɪtəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/ US   /-ṱəl-/ FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
(also cap, market cap, market capitalization) the total value of a company's shares on a stock market: The company's capitalization collapsed by half to $32 billion.
the total value of shares in a stock market or a number of stock markets: This year's IPO volume is only 1.9% of the total capitalization of the Nasdaq, New York, and American stock markets.
(Definition of capitalization from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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