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Capital vs. Mercantilism

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Capitalnoun

Already-produced durable goods available for use as a factor of production, such as steam shovels (equipment) and office buildings (structures).

Mercantilismnoun

The theory that a nation must always have a positive balance of trade, in the manner that a merchant would operate a shop. Typically this model presupposes protectionism.

Capitalnoun

Money and wealth. The means to acquire goods and services, especially in a non-barter system.

‘He does not have enough capital to start a business.’;

Mercantilismnoun

(economics) The theory that holds that the prosperity of a nation depends upon its supply of capital, and that the global volume of trade is unchangeable.

Capitalnoun

(countable) A city designated as a legislative seat by the government or some other authority, often the city in which the government is located; otherwise the most important city within a country or a subdivision of it.

‘Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States of America.’; ‘The Welsh government claims that Cardiff is Europe’s youngest capital.’;

Mercantilismnoun

an economic system (Europe in 18th C) to increase a nation's wealth by government regulation of all of the nation's commercial interests

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Capitalnoun

(countable) The most important city in the field specified.

Mercantilismnoun

transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

Capitalnoun

(countable) An uppercase letter.

Mercantilismnoun

belief in the benefits of profitable trading.

Capitalnoun

The uppermost part of a column.

Mercantilismnoun

the economic theory that trade generates wealth and is stimulated by the accumulation of profitable balances, which a government should encourage by means of protectionism.

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Capitalnoun

(uncountable) Knowledge; awareness; proficiency.

‘Interpreters need a good amount of cultural capital in order to function efficiently in the profession.’;

Mercantilism

Mercantilism is an economic policy that is designed to maximize the exports and minimize the imports for an economy. It promotes imperialism, tariffs and subsidies on traded goods to achieve that goal.

Capitalnoun

The chief or most important thing.

Capitaladjective

Of prime importance.

Capitaladjective

Chief, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of a state or nation.

‘London and Paris are capital cities.’;

Capitaladjective

Excellent.

‘That is a capital idea!’;

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Capitaladjective

Involving punishment by death.

Capitaladjective

Uppercase.

‘One begins a sentence with a capital letter.’;

Capitaladjective

Of or pertaining to the head.

‘Needs must the Serpent now his capital bruiseExpect with mortal pain.’;

Capitaladjective

Having reference to, or involving, the forfeiture of the head or life; affecting life; punishable with death; as, capital trials; capital punishment.

‘Many crimes that are capital among us.’; ‘To put to death a capital offender.’;

Capitaladjective

First in importance; chief; principal.

‘A capital article in religion’; ‘Whatever is capital and essential in Christianity.’;

Capitaladjective

Chief, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of a state or nation; as, Washington and Paris are capital cities.

Capitalnoun

The head or uppermost member of a column, pilaster, etc. It consists generally of three parts, abacus, bell (or vase), and necking. See these terms, and Column.

Capitalnoun

The seat of government; the chief city or town in a country; a metropolis.

Capitalnoun

Money, property, or stock employed in trade, manufactures, etc.; the sum invested or lent, as distinguished from the income or interest. See Capital stock, under Capital, a.

Capitalnoun

Anything which can be used to increase one's power or influence.

‘He tried to make capital out of his rival's discomfiture.’;

Capitalnoun

An imaginary line dividing a bastion, ravelin, or other work, into two equal parts.

Capitalnoun

See Capital letter, under Capital, a.

Capitalnoun

assets available for use in the production of further assets

Capitalnoun

wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value

Capitalnoun

a seat of government

Capitalnoun

one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis;

‘printers once kept the type for capitals and for small letters in separate cases; capitals were kept in the upper half of the type case and so became known as upper-case letters’;

Capitalnoun

a book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories

Capitalnoun

the upper part of a column that supports the entablature

Capitaladjective

first-rate;

‘a capital fellow’; ‘a capital idea’;

Capitaladjective

punishable by death;

‘a capital offense’;

Capitaladjective

of primary important;

‘our capital concern was to avoid defeat’;

Capitaladjective

uppercase;

‘capital A’; ‘great A’; ‘many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script’;

Capitalnoun

the city or town that functions as the seat of government and administrative centre of a country or region

‘Warsaw is the capital of Poland’;

Capitalnoun

a place associated more than any other with a specified activity or product

‘the fashion capital of the world’;

Capitalnoun

wealth in the form of money or other assets owned by a person or organization or available for a purpose such as starting a company or investing

‘rates of return on invested capital were high’;

Capitalnoun

the excess of a company's assets over its liabilities.

Capitalnoun

people who possess wealth and use it to control a society's economic activity, considered collectively

‘a conflict of interest between capital and labour’;

Capitalnoun

a valuable resource of a particular kind

‘there is insufficient investment in human capital’;

Capitalnoun

a letter of the size and form used to begin sentences and names

‘he wrote the name in capitals’;

Capitalnoun

the distinct, typically broader section at the head of a pillar or column

‘the pillars have moulded capitals’;

Capitaladjective

(of an offence or charge) liable to the death penalty

‘murder is the only capital crime in the state’;

Capitaladjective

(of a letter of the alphabet) large in size and of the form used to begin sentences and names.

Capitaladjective

excellent

‘he's a really capital fellow’;

Capitalinterjection

used to express approval, satisfaction, or delight

‘That's splendid! Capital!’;

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