Definition of capitalization in English:


Line breaks: cap¦it¦al|iza¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌkapɪt(ə)lʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n
(also capitalisation)


  • 1 Finance The provision of capital for a company, or the conversion of income or assets into capital.
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    • Most important is the idea that the value of an asset is the capitalization of the stream of future services expected to be thrown off by the asset.
    • The second method makes use of the capitalization of annual income earned from British financial and real investment abroad.
    • In a listed company, brand equity is determined by the difference between net asset value and market capitalization.
  • 2The action of writing or printing in capital letters or with an initial capital.
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    • Specifically, if the capitalization of the initial letter of nouns serves as a cue for word class, it should affect structural extraction and thereby the missing-letter effect.
    • An irregular capitalization of the initial letter is assumed to activate wrong lexical units and therefore slows down word identification.
    • The capitalization reduces the top inscription to its barest signification, equating Morrison's name directly with her prize.

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