What does capitalisation mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. capitalization, capitalisationnoun

    writing in capital letters

  2. capitalization, capitalisationnoun

    an estimation of the value of a business

  3. capitalization, capitalisationnoun

    the act of capitalizing on an opportunity

  4. capitalization, capitalisationnoun

    the sale of capital stock


  1. capitalisationnoun

    same as capitalization.


  1. capitalisationnoun

    The act or process of capitalising.

  2. capitalisationnoun

    The state of being capitalised.

    English and French have different rules for the capitalisation of the names of the days of the week.

  3. capitalisationnoun

    The total value of all outstanding shares for a publicly-traded company


  1. capitalisation

    Capitalisation, in its broadest sense, refers to the amount of funds given to a company through various funding sources such as share equity, debt, retained earnings etc. It determines the total value of a company in the financial market. Capitalisation can also refer to the writing style where the first letter of a word is a capital letter while the rest are in lowercase. In financial terms, it could also refer to the act of funding a business with a combination of debt and equity. This includes sources of funding such as bonds, loans, and shares of stock. In accounting, capitalisation is often used to describe the recognition of an expense as a part of an asset in the company's balance sheet, rather than as a cost that is immediately deducted from the company’s income. In the most general sense, capitalisation means making a word, letter, or phrase capital or uppercase. This is a common practice in writing and typography.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of capitalisation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of capitalisation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of capitalisation in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Igor Sechin:

    Sanctions ... have made it almost impossible to raise funds globally. This, of course, affected market capitalisation.

  2. Angus Nicholson:

    U.S. financials were the top performing sector in the S&P 500 overnight, and a lot of that bullishness has spilled over to Australia. We have had a strong performance from the banks, which make up 48 percent of the index market capitalisation, after all this, Q4 Australian GDP beat estimates quite significantly, which adds fuel to the bullish view on the Australian economy.

  3. Bill McDermott:

    I believe so, absolutely, the best way for a company to stay independent is to grow and to have a good market capitalisation.

  4. Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev:

    The banking system's capitalisation should be boosted, how can this be done at a time of budget restrictions and low demand for assets? I think we should return to the idea of privatisation of ... Sberbank and VTB.

  5. Tarek Fadlallah:

    The regional banking sector is at some risk from deteriorating asset quality but compares well with its peer group and can be considered attractive given its strong capitalisation and robust regulatory regime.

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Translations for capitalisation

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  • Großschreibung, KapitalausstattungGerman
  • κεφαλαιοποίησηGreek
  • capitalisationFrench
  • капитализа́цияRussian

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