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English definition of “capital”

capital

noun (CITY)    /ˈkæp.ɪ.təl/ US  /-t̬əl/
A2 [C] a city that is the centre of government of a country or smaller political area: Australia's capital city is Canberra.Towns, cities and villages (general) [C] the most important place for a particular business or activity: London used to be the financial capital of the world.Places and locationsUnpleasant places
(Definition of capital noun (CITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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