- the total investment of the owner or owners in a business enterprise.
- the total corporate liability.
- the total arrived at after addition of liabilities.
Examples from the Web for capitalization
The Hitchens commemorated here was a man of the Left (like Orwell, Christopher insisted on the capitalization).The Christopher Hitchens Memorial: Without God, but With Style|Max McGuinness|April 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Given a $50 billion capitalization, News Corp. itself seemed secure.Murdoch Hacking Scandal Could Go Global, Threaten News Corp.’s Core TV Business|Peter Jukes|March 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
As late as 1816, Samuel Coleridge had noticed that “we have now a READING PUBLIC,” the capitalization all his.
Inconsistencies in capitalization and hyphenation have been retained from the original.Campaign of the Fourteenth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers|J. Newton Terrill
Capitalization and hyphenation of Chinese personal names has been standardized.
In every such instance, there will arise this debate as to the proper basis of capitalization.The Business of Mining|Arthur J. Hoskin
United States Steel, both in capitalization and output, was the largest business in the world.United States Steel|Arundel Cotter
For capitalization of foreign language titles, follow the national practice of the language.The Wright Brothers' Engines and Their Design|Leonard S. Hobbs.
British Dictionary definitions for capitalization
- the act of capitalizing
- the sum so derived
Word Origin and History for capitalization
1860, "act of converting (assets) to capital," noun of action from capitalize in the financial sense. Meaning "act of writing or printing in capital letters" is recorded from 1864.