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English definition of “human capital”

human capital

noun [U]
 
 
ECONOMICS, HR employees, and all of the knowledge, skills, experience, etc. that they have, which makes them valuable to a company or economy: The corporation has become so valuable, not because of its fixed assets, but because of the human capital of its software engineers and programmers.
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