What does Capitalism mean?

Definitions for Capitalism
ˈkæp ɪ tlˌɪz əmCap·i·tal·ism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. capitalism, capitalist economy(noun)

    an economic system based on private ownership of capital

GCIDE

  1. capitalism(n.)

    An economic system based on predominantly private (individual or corporate) investment in and ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange of goods and wealth; contrasted with socialism or especially communism, in which the state has the predominant role in the economy.

Wiktionary

  1. capitalism(Noun)

    a socio-economic system based on private property rights, including the private ownership of resources or capital, with economic decisions made largely through the operation of a market unregulated by the state.

    Etymology: From capitalisme. First used in English by novelist William Thackeray in 1854.

  2. capitalism(Noun)

    a socio-economic system based on the abstraction of resources into the form of privately-owned capital, with economic decisions made largely through the operation of a market unregulated by the state.

    Etymology: From capitalisme. First used in English by novelist William Thackeray in 1854.

  3. capitalism(Noun)

    a specific variation or implementation of either such socio-economic system.

    Etymology: From capitalisme. First used in English by novelist William Thackeray in 1854.

Freebase

  1. Capitalism

    Capitalism is an economic system based on the private ownership of the means of production, with the goal of making a profit. Central elements of capitalism include capital accumulation, competitive markets, and a price system. There are, however, multiple variants of capitalism, including laissez-faire, welfare capitalism, and state capitalism. Capitalism is considered to have been applied in a variety of historical cases, varying in time, geography, politics, and culture. There is general agreement that capitalism became dominant in the Western world following the demise of feudalism. Economists, political economists, and historians have taken different perspectives in their analysis of capitalism. Laissez-faire economists emphasize the degree to which government does not have control over markets and the importance of property rights. Others emphasize the need for government regulation, to prevent monopolies and to soften the effects of the boom and bust cycle. Most political economists emphasize private property as well, in addition to power relations, wage labor, class, and the uniqueness of capitalism as a historical formation. The extent to which different markets are free, as well as the rules defining private property, is a matter of politics and policy. Many states have what are termed mixed economies, referring to the varying degree of planned and market-driven elements in an economic system.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Capitalism

    A political and economic system characterized by individual rights, by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition in a free market. (From Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed)

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Capitalism' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4527

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Capitalism' in Nouns Frequency: #1887

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Capitalism in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Capitalism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Capitalism in a Sentence

  1. Jim Kessler:

    I think there's an exhausted majority out there, looking for something bold but normal, it's putting guard rails around capitalism, it's not rejecting capitalism and doing a demolition job.

  2. Bo Hines:

    My constituents are worriedabout tech censorship, that's something I don't think Congresswoman Foxx has hit on much. ...We have a very America First agenda. We’re going to press that hard. Ithink the American people understand capitalism is the best way to grow the economy ...but also want fair trade.

  3. Raj Peter Bhakta:

    There was part of me that was petrified. These are rich and powerful people who threatened me with ruin. No rational person wouldn’t take that threat seriously. On the other hand, I thought about what I was fighting for, this is my farm, where I live with my two daughters and my pregnant wife. This is not just a business, this is not some piece of dirt, like a mall, some piece of real estate, this is my home. I have put my heart and soul into this. I have gotten our employees to buy into a long-term vision of creating the finest whiskey company in the world and I felt like I needed to fight for that, for this being the right thing for our society and civilization, as opposed to gangster capitalism.

  4. Jamaal Bowman:

    It's the move towards privatization, it's driven by market-based ideology and the so-called, quote-unquote' choice movement.' So when we talk about vouchers and money moving with kids at the whim of the parents, that's what we're talking about. And it's an example of disaster capitalism within the public education sector.

  5. Upton Sinclair:

    Fascism is capitalism plus murder.

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