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Definition of Capitalization

(noun) An estimated value of a business.

Capitalization Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: cap·i·tal·i·za·tion

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /kap-uh-tuh-luh-zAY-shuhn/
  • British English – /kap-it-lie-zAY-shuhn/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˌkæpədl̩əˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
  • British English – /ˌkapᵻtəlʌɪˈzeɪʃn/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: capitalizations
  • Variant spelling: capitalisation

Additional Information

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Works Consulted

Black, John, Nigar Hashimzade, and Gareth Myles. 2010. A Dictionary of Economics. 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press.

Bruce, Steve, and Steven Yearley. 2006. The SAGE Dictionary of Sociology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Law, Jonathan, ed. 2010. A Dictionary of Accounting. 4th ed. New York: Oxford University Press.

Princeton University. 2010. WordNet. (https://wordnet.princeton.edu/).

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Wikimedia Foundation. (http://en.wiktionary.org).

Cite the Definition of Capitalization

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “capitalization.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved April 13, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/capitalization/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

capitalization. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/capitalization/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “capitalization.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed April 13, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/capitalization/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“capitalization.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 13 Apr. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/capitalization/>.