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1The action of writing or printing in capital letters or with an initial capital.
- ‘You got the RANDOM capitalisation, but it could have been so much more…’
- ‘If Sonic Youth and the Velvet Underground had never happened, then ‘roll, Spirit, roll’ (their dodgy capitalization, not mine) probably wouldn't have either.’
- ‘I regularize the capitalization etc. of the original.’
- ‘The capitalization of ‘True’ and ‘False’ implies that these attributes are assessments of some authority.’
- ‘Update #2: several people wrote in to point out that Kiesling explains his capitalization explicitly in a footnote.’
- ‘I shall refrain from unwarranted capitalisations in the middle of sentences.’
- ‘The many infelicities of language are distracting and far too many spelling mistakes and peculiar capitalisations got past the editors.’
- ‘The capitalization reduces the top inscription to its barest signification, equating Morrison's name directly with her prize.’
- ‘I'm the dork that writes with capitalizations and punctuation even when writing instant messages.’
- ‘The present experiments aimed to explore with the letter-detection task whether the capitalization of nouns in German fulfills a specific role in the extraction of sentential structure.’
- ‘The random capitalization and numbering of the word is what is affectionately known as ‘HAXXOR’ speak, and is used mostly by kids online as a way to psudo-code their correspondence.’
- ‘An irregular capitalization of the initial letter is assumed to activate wrong lexical units and therefore slows down word identification.’
- ‘Jumping onto the band name wagon with another post, Mark took issue not with the number of definites, but with the capitalization of the prefinal one: he prescribes the The or the the The, and cites as evidence the band's logo.’
- ‘On capitalisation, I have nothing whatever to add to the thousands, probably tens of thousands of learned and not-so-learned papers on the subject.’
- ‘Specifically, if the capitalization of the initial letter of nouns serves as a cue for word class, it should affect structural extraction and thereby the missing-letter effect.’
- ‘By default, both vi and Vim won't match anywhere in the text where the capitalization isn't exactly the same as the search pattern you entered; however, we can change this default behavior.’
- ‘The emphatic capitalization of the ‘Me’ illustrates the dativus ethicus, the so-called ‘ethical dative.’’
- ‘But i'm rambling again and my capitalisation's gone all funky, so I'll shut up now…’
- ‘Note the capitalization of ‘Racial Groups’ --the categories of Otherness implied by this umbrella term are themselves subsumed by the exaltation of the metacategory.’
- ‘However, as already pointed out, function words (but not nouns) in German have a different capitalization depending on their position within the sentence.’
The provision of capital for a company, or the conversion of income or assets into capital.
- ‘Industry sources said the startup will hire as many as 100 people and have an initial capitalization of $3540 million.’
- ‘The second method makes use of the capitalization of annual income earned from British financial and real investment abroad.’
- ‘Most important is the idea that the value of an asset is the capitalization of the stream of future services expected to be thrown off by the asset.’
- ‘Its capitalization is minuscule, maybe about $20 billion to $30 billion.’
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