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capitalism

noun [U]  us   /ˈkæp·ɪ·t̬əlˌɪz·əm/
politics & government an economic system based on private ownership of property and business, with the goal of making the greatest possible profits 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.
Translations of “capitalism”
in Chinese (Traditional) 資本主義…
in Russian капитализм…
in Turkish kapitalizm, bir tür siyasi ve ekonomik sistem…
in Chinese (Simplified) 资本主义…
in Polish kapitalizm…
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