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English definition of “capitalized”


adjective (UK also capitalised)     /ˈkæpɪtəlaɪzd/
FINANCE having a particular amount of money that can be used in order to operate or develop : well/highly/strongly capitalized The bank is highly capitalized and its loan portfolio is highly diversified . Because the industry is thinly capitalized, it remains highly vulnerable to the next economic downturn .
→ See also overcapitalized, undercapitalized
(Definition of capitalized adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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