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Capital may refer to:

  • Capital city, the area of a country, province, region, or state, regarded as enjoying primary status, usually but not always the seat of the government
  • Capital (economics), a factor of production that is not wanted for itself but for its ability to help in producing other goods
  • Capital (architecture), the crowning member of a column or a pilaster
  • A capital letter
  • Five Capitals, a model of sustainable development developed by the organization Forum for the Future

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Forms of capital

  • Capital requirement or "bank capital", the requirement that banks keep certain monetary reserves
  • Financial capital, any form of wealth capable of being employed in the production of more wealth
  • Human capital, workers' skills and abilities as regards their contribution to an economy
  • Infrastructural capital, means of production other than natural capital.
  • Natural capital, the resources of an ecosystem that yields a flow of goods and services into the future
  • Physical capital, any non-human asset made by humans and then used in production
  • Political capital, means by which a politician or political party may gain support or popularity
  • Social capital, the value of social networks to society and the human economy
  • Working capital, short term capital needed by the company to finance its operations

Publications

Sociology

  • Cultural capital, forms of knowledge, valued by a society
  • Social capital, the advantages available to a person or group of people through their position in a network of relationships

Colleges, Seminaries, and Universities

  • Capital College, also called Penn State Harrisburg, is an undergraduate college and graduate school of the Pennsylvania State University with its main campus located in Middletown, Pennsylvania
  • Capital Community College, a community college in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Capital Bible Seminary, the seminary component of Washington Bible College with its main campus in Lanham, Maryland
  • Capital University, a four-year private university in Columbus, Ohio
  • Capitol College, a private, non-profit, and non-sectarian college located just south of Laurel, Maryland

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Etymology

From the Latin capitalis, "of the head." Use in trade and finance originated in Medieval economies when a common but expensive transaction involved trading heads of cattle.

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