Definition - What does Capital mean?

The term "capital" may be defined as the base assets of a corporation or an individual. These assets may include cash, property, equipment or anything that is considered valuable in terms of generating revenue. Capital is also defined as the amount of wealth needed to start a business. Businesses can’t survive without capital, as they have to purchase assets and keep their operations going.

Justipedia explains Capital

Financial capital mainly consists of bonds and stocks, which can be used to get physical capital like machines, tools, houses, stores of merchandise, means of transportation, etc. Goodwill, credits, patents, promises, franchises and others sometimes also form a part of the capital.

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