World English Dictionary
capitalization or capitalisation (ˌkæpɪtəlaɪˈzeɪʃən)
1.  a.  the act of capitalizing
 b.  the sum so derived
2.  accounting the par value of the total share capital issued by a company, including the loan capital and sometimes reserves
3.  the act of estimating the present value of future payments, earnings, etc
4.  the act of writing or printing in capital letters
capitalisation or capitalisation

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1. writing in capital letters [syn: capitalization
2. an estimation of the value of a business [syn: capitalization
3. the act of capitalizing on an opportunity [syn: capitalization
4. the sale of capital stock [syn: capitalization
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