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capital stock

the total stock authorized or issued by a corporation.
the book value of the outstanding shares of a corporation, including retained earnings and amounts paid in by stockholders.
Origin of capital stock
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for capital stock
  • But in times of great slack and high unemployment, its as if we're taking a metaphorical sledgehammer to our human capital stock.
  • Land and capital stock are the two original sources of all revenue both private and public.
  • It is much easier to add up the number of hours being worked than to value the capital stock.
  • They may render big chunks of the capital stock obsolete: many idle car factories, for example, may never reopen.
  • Work with the grain of technological change and capital stock turnover.
  • The production function has three inputs: hours worked, the capital stock, and total factor productivity.
  • The tax levied against domestic corporations is calculated based on the amount of paid-up capital stock of the corporation.
British Dictionary definitions for capital stock

capital stock

the par value of the total share capital that a company is authorized to issue
the total physical capital existing in an economy at any moment of time
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