One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
- ‘Its capitalization is minuscule, maybe about $20 billion to $30 billion.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The second method makes use of the capitalization of annual income earned from British financial and real investment abroad.’
2The action of writing or printing in capital letters or with an initial capital.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Update #2: several people wrote in to point out that Kiesling explains his capitalization explicitly in a footnote.’
- ‘But i'm rambling again and my capitalisation's gone all funky, so I'll shut up now…’
- ‘The emphatic capitalization of the ‘Me’ illustrates the dativus ethicus, the so-called ‘ethical dative.’’
- ‘The capitalization reduces the top inscription to its barest signification, equating Morrison's name directly with her prize.’
- ‘An irregular capitalization of the initial letter is assumed to activate wrong lexical units and therefore slows down word identification.’
- ‘I'm the dork that writes with capitalizations and punctuation even when writing instant messages.’
- ‘I shall refrain from unwarranted capitalisations in the middle of sentences.’
- ‘However, as already pointed out, function words (but not nouns) in German have a different capitalization depending on their position within the sentence.’
- ‘You got the RANDOM capitalisation, but it could have been so much more…’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Note the capitalization of ‘Racial Groups’ --the categories of Otherness implied by this umbrella term are themselves subsumed by the exaltation of the metacategory.’
- ‘The many infelicities of language are distracting and far too many spelling mistakes and peculiar capitalisations got past the editors.’
- ‘If Sonic Youth and the Velvet Underground had never happened, then ‘roll, Spirit, roll’ (their dodgy capitalization, not mine) probably wouldn't have either.’
- ‘The capitalization of ‘True’ and ‘False’ implies that these attributes are assessments of some authority.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I regularize the capitalization etc. of the original.’
- ‘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.’
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