a capital expenditure.
Capital vs. Capitol
Capital and capitol are both commonly used in political contexts and are separated by just one letter, making them frustratingly easy to confuse. When it comes to these two terms, it’s important to note that one has a number of meanings while the other refers to a certain type of building. Capital has many definitions. It can mean “the wealth owned or employed in business …
Why do we use capital and lower case letters, and how did both types come to be?
Capitalization rules tend to vary by language and can be quite complicated. It is widely understood that the first word of a sentence and all proper nouns are always capitalized. However, what is not so clear is the origin of the upper case distinction that has become common practice, especially in regards to Modern English. To unmask the origin of the capital letter we need …
wealth, mortgage, loan, bond, balance, stock, continuance, debenture, extension, lien, plastic, respite, tab, trust, securities
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019