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plural noun Economics.
machines and tools used in the production of other goods (contrasted with consumer goods).

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Origin of capital goods

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for capital goods

capital goods

pl n
economics goods that are themselves utilized in the production of other goods rather than being sold to consumersAlso called: producer goods Compare consumer goods
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Cultural definitions for capital goods

capital goods

Goods used in the production of commodities; producers' goods. (Compare consumer goods.)

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