capital-intensive

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capital-intensive

[kap-i-tl-in-ten-siv]
adjective
requiring or using a very large amount of capital relative to the need for or use of labor.
Compare labor-intensive.


Origin:
1955–60

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capital-intensive definition


A term describing industries that employ relatively few laborers but that use expensive equipment. (Compare labor-intensive.)

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Example sentences
It's still valuable, and it's substantially less capital-intensive.
Popular music has long been a capital-intensive business, favoring big
  companies that can benefit from economies of scale.
Most investment is in capital-intensive and technology-intensive sectors.
Ideally the area should also be capital-intensive, making it harder for rivals
  to keep up.
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