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Definitions of Capital

  1. (noun) In an economic sense, any asset that produces or can be used to produce income goods or services.
  2. (noun) Any asset, either tangible or intangible, that can be used used to produce an outcome.

Examples of Capital

Capital Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈkæpədl/
    • British English
      • /ˈkapᵻtl/
  • Syllabification: cap·i·tal

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Cite the Definition of Capital

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2017. “capital.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 22, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/capital/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

capital. (2017). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/capital/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2017. “capital.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 22, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/capital/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“capital.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2017. Web. 22 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/capital/>.