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small capital

noun
1.
a capital letter of a particular font, the same height as the x-high letters.
Also called small cap.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70
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  • Rating agencies are mostly small businesses with similarly small capital and new ones are likely to start small.
  • The money that still goes to the solar industry is now directed to companies with small capital requirements.
  • Funding in the capital budget is dedicated for small capital maintenance and repair projects.
  • Overseeing small capital projects and performing small remodels.
  • Advantages of this process are its simplicity and its small capital investment.
  • Typical operations may require a small capital investment for operations.
  • The methods of facilitating small capital formation must reasonably balance the needs of businesses with the needs of investors.
British Dictionary definitions for small capital

small capital

noun
1.
a letter having the form of an upper-case letter but the same height as a lower-case letter
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