Definition of “capitation” - English Dictionary

(Definition of “capitation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“capitation” in Business English

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capitationnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌkæpɪˈteɪʃən/ us FINANCE, GOVERNMENT

payment to a medical worker based on the number of patients in their care:

In Britain general practitioners are paid mainly through a mixture of capitation and performance payments.

an amount of money given by the government to a school based on the number of students at the school:

How is the allocation of capitation to departments within a secondary school calculated?

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