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capitalization

/ˌkæpɪtəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/
noun
1.
  1. the act of capitalizing
  2. 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
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