capitalization

capitalization
capitalization 1860, "act of converting (assets) to capital," noun of action from CAPITALIZE (Cf. capitalize) in the financial sense. Meaning "act of writing or printing in capital letters" is recorded from 1864.

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  • capitalization — cap·i·tal·i·za·tion /ˌka pət əl ə zā shən, əl ī / n 1: the act or process of capitalizing capitalization of earnings 2: a sum resulting from a process of capitalizing; esp: paid in capital at capital ina …   Law dictionary

  • Capitalization — Cap i*tal*i*za tion, n. 1. The act or process of capitalizing. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • capitalization — (Amer.) cap·i·tal·i·za·tion || ‚kæpɪtÉ™laɪ zeɪʃn n. act or process or capitalizing (also capitalisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • capitalization — [kap′ət l ə zā′shən] n. 1. a) the act or process of converting something into capital b) the amount or sum resulting from this 2. the total capital funds of a corporation, represented by stocks, bonds, undivided profit, surplus, etc. 3. the total …   English World dictionary

  • Capitalization — This article is about capitalization in written languages, including languages other than English. For other uses, see Capitalization (disambiguation). For capitalization guidelines on Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Manual of Style (capital letters).… …   Wikipedia

  • Capitalization — The debt and/or equity mix that fund a firm s assets. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * capitalization cap‧i‧tal‧i‧za‧tion [ˌkəptlaɪˈzeɪʆn ǁ əˈzeɪ ] also capitalisation noun [uncountable] FINANCE 1 …   Financial and business terms

  • capitalization — (1) The process of imputing a value to an income stream by dividing the annual net income before income taxes and depreciation by a rate of return expressed as a decimal. This process is used in real estate lending and appraisals. (2) The total… …   Financial and business terms

  • capitalization — /kaepatabzeyshan/ Capitalization represents the total amount of the various securities issued by a corporation. Capitalization may include bonds, debentures, preferred and common stock and surplus. Bonds and debentures are usually carried on the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • capitalization — /kaepatabzeyshan/ Capitalization represents the total amount of the various securities issued by a corporation. Capitalization may include bonds, debentures, preferred and common stock and surplus. Bonds and debentures are usually carried on the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Capitalization — 1. In accounting, it is where costs to acquire an asset are included in the price of the asset. 2. The sum of a corporation s stock, long term debt and retained earnings. Also known as invested capital . 3. A company s outstanding shares… …   Investment dictionary

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