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capitalismnoun [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.
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capitalismnoun [U]

uk   /ˈkæp.ɪ.təl.ɪ.zəm/ us   /ˈkæp.ə.t̬əl.ɪ.zəm/
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capitalismnoun [U]

uk   /ˈkæpɪtəlɪzəm/ us  
ECONOMICS, POLITICS the economic, political, and social system that is based on property, business, and industry being privately owned, and is directed towards making the greatest possible profits for private people and organizations: Under capitalism, people are motivated by the idea of personal profit and success. The treaty was an attempt to strike a balance between free-market capitalism and the protection of the global environment.
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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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