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. Bitch Flicks:

    Ideologically, 'Pretty Woman' is a love song to consumerism and capitalism, 'Pretty Woman' depicts a world where everyone is either a card-carrying member of the corporate caste or an obliging subordinate ... It is obsessed with things (hotel suites, private jets, fancy clothes) and encourages the audience to share its obsession with things.

  2. Doug Sachtleben:

    We intentionally asked them about this, to test where they stood on crony capitalism.

  3. Ken Loach:

    It's the perfect situation for the big companies. No risk and the worker has to run himself into the ground without being told to, it's not capitalism failing. It's capitalism working as it always will.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    I believe in fair market, American capitalism and that is a big difference between Secretary Clinton's Wall Street crony capitalism and Senator Sanders' socialism.

  5. Bill Gross:

    They should, but their September meeting language must be so careful, that 'one and done' represents an increasing possibility – at least for the next six months, the Fed is beginning to recognize that 6 years of zero bound interest rates have negative influences on the real economy – it destroys historical business models essential to capitalism such as pension funds, insurance companies, and the willingness to save money itself. If savings wither then so too does its Siamese Twin – investment – and with it, long-term productivity, the decline of which we have seen not just in the U.S. but worldwide.

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