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small-cap

[smawl-kap] /ˈsmɔlˈkæp/
adjective
1.
designating a company, or a mutual fund that invests in companies, with a market capitalization of under $1 billion: considered to have more growth potential and higher investment risk.

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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Examples from the web for small-cap
  • If you don't want to play the game yourself, there are dozens of mutual funds specializing in undervalued small-cap companies.
  • The second finds opportunities in small-cap and mid-cap companies off the beaten path.
  • The fund ranks first among all small-cap value funds the past decade.
  • small-cap stocks are generally more volatile than large-cap stocks.
British Dictionary definitions for small-cap

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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Contemporary definitions for small-cap
adjective

pertaining to a company with relatively low stock market capitalization; also the stock of such a company

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