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capital -- Physical capital is land and the stock of products
set aside to support future production and consumption. In the national
income and product accounts, private capital consists of business
inventories, producers' durable equipment, and residential and nonresidential
structures. Financial capital is funds raised by governments, individuals,
or businesses by incurring liabilities such as bonds , mortgages, or stock
certificates. Human capital is the education, training, work experience,
and other attributes that enhance the ability of the labor force to produce
goods and services. Bank capital is the sum advanced and put at
risk by the owners of a bank; it represents the first "cushion" in the
event of loss, thereby decreasing the willingness of the owners to take
risks in lending.
Capital -- The physical equipment (buildings, equipment, human skills) used in the production of goods and services. Also used to refer to corporate equity, debt securities, and cash.
capital -- Money available to invest or the total of
accumulated assets available for production.
Capital -- 1. Assets less liabilities, representing the ownership interest in a business; 2. A stock of accumulated goods, especially at a specified time and in contrast to income received during a specified time period; 3. Accumulated goods devoted to the production of goods; 4. Accumulated possessions calculated to bring income.
capital -- (1) funds raised by a business through the sale of stock plus retained earnings . (2) wealth, including money and property, owned, used, or accumulated by a person or a company. (3) assets minus liabilities equals net worth or capital.
Capital -- Wealth employed in or available for production. Specifically, the capital of a stock company is the property and perhaps good will used in its business at a valuation on which profits or dividends are calculated. The valuation is represented by stock. Bonds in contradistinction to stock represent indebtedness.
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