Meaning of “capitalization” in the English Dictionary

"capitalization" in Business English

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capitalizationnoun [ S or U ]

UK also capitalisation uk /ˌkæpɪtəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/ us /-ṱəl-/ FINANCE, STOCK MARKET

also cap, market cap, market capitalization the total value of a company's shares on a stock market:

The company's capitalization collapsed by half to $32 billion.

the total value of shares in a stock market or a number of stock markets:

This year's IPO volume is only 1.9% of the total capitalization of the Nasdaq, New York, and American stock markets.

(Definition of “capitalization” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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