[ soh-shuhl kap-i-tl ]
/ ˈsoʊ ʃəl ˈkæp ɪ tl /
the interpersonal relationships, institutions, and other social assets of a society or group that can be used to gain advantage: the impact of social capital on productivity and economic well-being; the ways in which women accumulate social capital.
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Origin of social capital
First recorded in 1830–35
Words nearby social capital
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British Dictionary definitions for social capital
the network of social connections that exist between people, and their shared values and norms of behaviour, which enable and encourage mutually advantageous social cooperation
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