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
Words nearby capital goods
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Example sentences from the Web for capital goods
What is here important is the fact that it is in the main accomplished without entailing transfers of capital-goods.The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays|Thorstein Veblen
British Dictionary definitions for capital goods
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
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