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Liberal capitalism is not perfect, but compared to the other 'isms,' it's far superior.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Meaning of "capitalism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CAPITALISM

capitalism  [ˈkæpɪtəˌlɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CAPITALISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Capitalism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CAPITALISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

capitalism

Capitalism

Capitalism is an economic system in which trade, industry, and the means of production are controlled by private owners with the goal of making profits.[1][2] Central characteristics of capitalism include capital accumulation, competitive markets and wage labor.[3] In a capitalist economy, the parties to a transaction typically determine the prices at which assets, goods, and services are exchanged.[4] The degree of competition, role of intervention and regulation, and scope of public ownership varies across different models of capitalism.[5] Economists, political economists, and historians have taken different perspectives in their analysis of capitalism and recognized various forms of it in practice. These include laissez-faire capitalism, welfare capitalism and state capitalism; each highlighting varying degrees of dependency on markets, public ownership, and inclusion of social policies. The extent to which different markets are free, as well as the rules defining private property, is a matter of politics and policy. Many states have what are termed capitalist mixed economies, referring to a mix between planned and market-driven elements.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CAPITALISM


brutalism
ˈbruːtəˌlɪzəm
colonialism
kəˈləʊnɪəˌlɪzəm
embolism
ˈɛmbəˌlɪzəm
formalism
ˈfɔːməˌlɪzəm
imperialism
ɪmˈpɪərɪəˌlɪzəm
journalism
ˈdʒɜːnəˌlɪzəm
liberalism
ˈlɪbərəˌlɪzəm
literalism
ˈlɪtərəˌlɪzəm
materialism
məˈtɪərɪəˌlɪzəm
metabolism
mɪˈtæbəˌlɪzəm
minimalism
ˈmɪnɪməˌlɪzəm
nationalism
ˈnæʃənəˌlɪzəm
Orientalism
ˌɔːrɪˈɛntəˌlɪzəm
photojournalism
ˌfəʊtəʊˈdʒɜːnəˌlɪzəm
professionalism
prəˈfɛʃənəˌlɪzəm
realism
ˈrɪəˌlɪzəm
socialism
ˈsəʊʃəˌlɪzəm
surrealism
səˈrɪəˌlɪzəm
symbolism
ˈsɪmbəˌlɪzəm
vandalism
ˈvændəˌlɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CAPITALISM

capital movement
capital offence
capital punishment
capital reserves
capital sentence
capital ship
capital stock
capital structure
capital sum
capital surplus
capital transactions
capital transfer tax
capital-intensive
capitalisation
capitalist
capitalistic
capitalization
capitalization issue
capitalize
capitally

WORDS THAT END LIKE CAPITALISM

alcoholism
cannibalism
citizen journalism
communalism
environmentalism
essentialism
factionalism
federalism
fundamentalism
idealism
industrialism
initialism
intellectualism
multiculturalism
multilateralism
mutualism
pastoralism
photorealism
pluralism
spiritualism
traditionalism

Synonyms and antonyms of capitalism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CAPITALISM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «capitalism» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of capitalism

Translation of «capitalism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CAPITALISM

Find out the translation of capitalism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of capitalism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «capitalism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

资本主义
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

capitalismo
570 millions of speakers

English

capitalism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पूंजीवाद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رَأْسُمالِيَّة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

капитализм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

capitalismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পুঁজিবাদ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

capitalisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kapitalisme
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kapitalismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

資本主義
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자본주의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kapitalisme
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chủ nghĩa tư bản
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முதலாளித்துவம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भांडवलशाही
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kapitalizm
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

capitalismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kapitalizm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

капіталізм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

capitalism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καπιταλισμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kapitalisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kapitalism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kapitalisme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of capitalism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CAPITALISM»

The term «capitalism» is very widely used and occupies the 21.105 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CAPITALISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about capitalism

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10 QUOTES WITH «CAPITALISM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word capitalism.
1
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Liberal capitalism is not perfect, but compared to the other 'isms,' it's far superior.
2
Alain Badiou
Liberal capitalism is not at all the Good of humanity. Quite the contrary; it is the vehicle of savage, destructive nihilism.
3
Banksy
I love the way capitalism finds a place - even for its enemies.
4
Tony Benn
We are not just here to manage capitalism but to change society and to define its finer values.
5
Frank Borman
Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell.
6
Dave Brat
I am running to fix the economy, restore the constitutional system of checks and balances and to end this game of crony capitalism by the ruling class in Washington.
7
John Burdett
In Southeast Asia the world is understood to be a vast, complex network of interdependent relationships. So when global capitalism makes it impossible for small-time rice farmers to feed their families and make a living, it is a natural thing for anyone in the family who can find an alternative source of income to do so.
8
Jason Calacanis
I am a huge fan of capitalism and a huge fan of entrepreneurship and changing the world with technology and with entrepreneurship. capitalism is awesome. To me, capitalism is my religion.
9
Maria Cantwell
Let's embrace productive capitalism, not casino capitalism, by restoring transparency and true competition in the commodities markets.
10
Al Capone
This American system of ours, call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you will, gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CAPITALISM»

Discover the use of capitalism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to capitalism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
This edition includes two articles by Ayn Rand which did not appear in the hardcover edition: The Wreckage of the Consensus," which presents the Objectivists views on Vietnam and the draft; and Requiem for Man," an answer to the Papal ...
Ayn Rand, Nathaniel Branden, Alan Greenspan, 1986
2
Natural Capitalism: The Next Industrial Revolution
'Natural capitalism' is quite different from conventional capitalism but, once understood, it seems it must have been obvious all along.
Paul Hawken, Amory B. Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins, 2010
3
After Capitalism
In the second edition, Schweickart recognizes that increased globalization of companies has created greater than ever interdependent economies and the debate about the desirability of entrepreneurship is escalating.
David Schweickart, 2011
4
Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition
In this classic book, Milton Friedman provides the definitive statement of his immensely influential economic philosophy—one in which competitive capitalism serves as both a device for achieving economic freedom and a necessary condition ...
Milton Friedman, 2009
5
Capitalism
This is a guide to thinking about capitalism, both as an ideology and as an economic system. It asks: what are the central, unchanging features of capitalism? How does capitalism vary from place to place and over time?
Paul Bowles, 2007
6
Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business
Profiles the business philosophies of such market leaders as Whole Foods, Costco and Wegmans, revealing how their examples reflect fundamental principles and practices that business managers can adapt to enable conscious leadership and a ...
John Mackey, Rajendra Sisodia, 2013
7
Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy
Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy remains one of the greatest works of social theory written this century.
Joseph A. Schumpeter, 2013
8
Obsolescent Capitalism: Contemporary Politics and Global ...
Its ambition is now restricted to maintaining the wealth of the wealthy in the world, while the poor, condemned to remain out of the loop, are increasingly demonized as the enemy.This is the theme of Samir Amin's major new book, in which ...
Samir Amin, 2003
9
The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism: 20th Anniversary ...
With a new afterword by the author, this classic analysis of Western liberal capitalist society contends that capitalism--and the culture it creates--harbors the seeds of its own downfall by creating a need among successful people for ...
Daniel Bell, 2008
10
Red Capitalism: The Fragile Financial Foundation of China's ...
Red Capitalism puts a powerful case that its economy and financial system are not fully equipped to support such aspirations." —Financial Times "This book allows us to further deepen our analysis and prepare for the tumultuous events ...
Carl Walter, Fraser Howie, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CAPITALISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term capitalism is used in the context of the following news items.
1
An economist to Pope Francis: Don't blame capitalism for global …
In the meantime, economic powers continue to justify the current global system where priority tends to be given to speculation and the pursuit of ... «Quartz, Jul 15»
2
The Business Of Ramzan: How Capitalism Is Changing The Narrative
Islamic festivals are traditionally austere affairs but capitalism has converted them into a market opportunity, which makes for an interesting ... «Youth Ki Awaaz, Jul 15»
3
Corporate Capitalism Is the Foundation of Police Brutality and the …
No discussion of race is possible without a discussion of capitalism and class. And until that discussion takes place, despite all the proposed ... «AlterNet, Jul 15»
4
Mikkel Pates: We can value the environment, capitalism
But we should be just as proud of our capitalism and an agricultural industry. There is a limit to how much control nonfarming bureaucrats ... «Grand Forks Herald, Jul 15»
5
It's not just corruption, it's capitalism—The youth and the workers …
On the 16th of May, more than 60,000 Guatemalan people took to the streets, occupying Constitution Square. On the 20th, thousands more ... «In Defense of Marxism, Jul 15»
6
The day a web rebellion stopped capitalism
One of the internet's most popular and most democratic websites has undergone its version of the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street ... «The New Daily, Jul 15»
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Opinion: Pope wrong to link capitalism to pollution
I'm going to focus on one particular question raised by the Pope: Is capitalism fundamentally incompatible with environmental protection? «The Province, Jul 15»
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Greece Gives Europe a Chance to Awaken
“A Greek or a Portuguese or an Italian exit from the eurozone would soon lead to a fragmentation of European capitalism, yielding a seriously ... «Newsweek, Jul 15»
9
When we blame tech for everything, capitalism gets off the hook
Our smartphones and computers make us permanently contactable and 'on-call'. But we should be angry at capitalist structures, not app ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
10
Blockchain versus vulture capitalism
The notion of survival of the fittest, coined by English philosopher Herbert Spencer to describe his economic theory promoted a view of man as ... «Open Democracy, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Capitalism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/capitalism>. Oct 2020 ».
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