Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “market capitalization”

market capitalization

noun [C or U] ( UK also market capitalisation)     (also market cap, capitalization) FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
the total value of a company's shares on a stock market: The company has a total market capitalization of about $14.3 billion.
the total value of shares in a stock market or several stock markets: The Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges have a combined market capitalization of roughly $1.4 trillion.
(Definition of market capitalization noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of market capitalization

Word of the Day

friendship

a situation in which two people are friends

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More