capitalism Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"capitalism" in British English

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capitalismnoun [U]

uk   /ˈkæp.ɪ.təl.ɪ.zəm/  us   /-t̬əl-/
C2 an ​economic, ​political, and ​socialsystem in which ​property, ​business, and ​industry are ​privatelyowned, ​directed towards making the ​greatestpossibleprofits for ​successfulorganizations and ​people
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(Definition of capitalism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"capitalism" in American English

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capitalismnoun [U]

 us   /ˈkæp·ɪ·t̬əlˌɪz·əm/
politics & government an ​economicsystembased on ​privateownership of ​property and ​business, with the ​goal of making the ​greatestpossibleprofits for the owners
capitalist
adjective  us   /ˈkæp·ɪ·t̬əl·ɪst/ (also capitalistic,  /ˌkæp·ɪ·t̬əlˈɪs·tɪk/ )
The US has a capitalist ​economy.
capitalist
noun [C]  us   /ˈkæp·ɪ·t̬əl·ɪst/
Anyone can be a capitalist.
(Definition of capitalism from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"capitalism" in Business English

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capitalismnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈkæpɪtəlɪzəm/
ECONOMICS, POLITICS the ​economic, ​political, and ​socialsystem that is ​based on ​property, ​business, and ​industry being ​privatelyowned, and is ​directed towards making the greatest possible ​profits for ​privatepeople and ​organizations: Under capitalism, ​people are ​motivated by the ​idea of ​personalprofit and ​success. The ​treaty was an attempt to ​strike a ​balance between free-market capitalism and the ​protection of the ​globalenvironment.
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(Definition of capitalism from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “capitalism”
in Chinese (Simplified) 资本主义…
in Turkish kapitalizm, bir tür siyasi ve ekonomik sistem…
in Russian капитализм…
in Chinese (Traditional) 資本主義…
in Polish kapitalizm…
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