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cap·i·tal·i·za·tion

 (kăp′ĭ-tl-ĭ-zā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The practice or act of capitalizing.
b. The sum that results from capitalizing.
2.
a. The amounts and types of long-term financing used by a firm, including common stock, preferred stock, retained earnings, and long-term debt.
b. The total par value or stated value of no-par capital stock issues.
3. The use of capital letters in writing or printing.

capitalization

(ˌkæpɪtəlaɪˈzeɪʃən) or

capitalisation

n
1. (Accounting & Book-keeping)
a. the act of capitalizing
b. the sum so derived
2. (Accounting & Book-keeping) accounting the par value of the total share capital issued by a company, including the loan capital and sometimes reserves
3. (Accounting & Book-keeping) the act of estimating the present value of future payments, earnings, etc
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the act of writing or printing in capital letters

cap•i•tal•i•za•tion

(ˌkæp ɪ tl əˈzeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act or process of capitalizing.
2. the authorized or outstanding stocks and bonds of a corporation.
3.
a. the total investment of the owner or owners in a business enterprise.
b. the total corporate liability, including borrowed capital.
c. the total of these amounts.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.capitalization - writing in capital letters
writing - letters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language; "he turned the paper over so the writing wouldn't show"; "the doctor's writing was illegible"
2.capitalization - an estimation of the value of a business
estimate, estimation - a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody; "many factors are involved in any estimate of human life"; "in my estimation the boy is innocent"
market capitalisation, market capitalization - an estimation of the value of a business that is obtained by multiplying the number of shares outstanding by the current price of a share
3.capitalization - the act of capitalizing on an opportunity
exploitation, development - the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful; "the development of Alaskan resources"; "the exploitation of copper deposits"
4.capitalization - the sale of capital stock
overcapitalisation, overcapitalization - (business) too much capitalization (the sale of more stock than the business warrants)
marketing, merchandising, selling - the exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money

capitalization

noun
Money or property used to produce more wealth:
Translations

capitalization

[kəˌpɪtəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] Ncapitalización f

capitalization

n
(Fin) → Kapitalisierung f, → Kapitalisation f
(Typ) → Großschreibung f

capitalization

[ˌkæpɪtəlaɪˈzeɪʃn] n (Fin) → capitalizzazione f; (total sum of capital) → capitale m complessivo
References in classic literature ?
Linum Usitatissimum = Linum usitatissimum (Cooper's capitalization varies) is the botanical name for the variety of flax from which linen is made}
I doubt if one of them was interested in any business the total capitalization of which exceeded a couple of hundred thousand dollars.
The income capitalization approach estimates market value based upon the future cash flows expected to be generated from the property.
Specifically, if the committee's current definitions were to be adopted, companies with approximately $750 million or less in market capitalization would be defined as smaller public companies, and those with approximately $100 million-$120 million or less in market capitalization would be defined as microcap companies.
Late last year, the Service issued final regulations (TD 9107, 12/31/03), addressing capitalization of costs to acquire or create an intangible asset.
More good news: The average capitalization rate came down slightly in the fourth quarter of 2003.
The Supreme Court required capitalization on the grounds that the payments created a separate and distinct asset having a useful life extending substantially beyond the end of the taxable year.
pension funds have in excess of $50 billion invested out of a total market capitalization of approximately $1.
The Best's Capital Adequacy Ratio, which measures the capitalization on a risk-adjusted basis, demonstrates that WLI is adequately capitalized, although higher total asset risks due to increased investments in fixed income instruments and equities moderately weakened the company's risk-based capitalization in 2005.
91 gave the IRS a convenient argument and numeric support for applying these capitalization principles to taxes.
The Treasury Department's 2001 Priority Guidance Plan lists "guidance under sections 162 and 263 regarding the deduction and capitalization of expenditures" as a priority for the year.
In terms of important indicators - strong, industry-wide performance, growing acceptance of this investment vehicle by Wall Street, particularly pension funds, and industry growth as measured by market capitalization and increased liquidity - 1996 has shaped up to be a very positive year for REITS," said NAREIT President and CEO Mark Decker.