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capital stocknoun [C or U]

uk   us  
US FINANCE, STOCK MARKET all the ​shares that a ​company has and is ​officiallyallowed to ​sell: The ​company has a ​presentauthorizedcapitalization of 1,200,000,000 ​shares of ​capitalstock with a $1.00 ​parvaluepershare.
ECONOMICS, FINANCE the ​totalvalue of the ​buildings, ​machines, etc. within a particular ​economy, or ​owned by a particular ​company, which are used to ​producegoods and ​services: In ​developedeconomies, where the ​capitalstock is already large, ​technologicaladvances and ​efficiencygains are ​key.
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