In economics, the stock of goods used in the production of other goods. Financial capital is accumulated or inherited wealth held in the form of assets, such as stocks and shares, property, and bank deposits.
Fixed capital is durable, examples being factories, offices, plant, and machinery. Circulating capital is capital that is used up quickly, such as raw materials, components, and stocks of finished goods waiting for sale. Private capital is usually owned by individuals and private business organizations. Social capital is usually owned by the state and is the infrastructure of the economy, such as roads, bridges, schools, and hospitals. Investment is the process of adding to the capital stock of a nation or business.
1. Assets available for use in the production of further assets; SYN. working capital.
2. The material wealth owned by a person or a business.
capital fund / ˈkæpətəl ˈfənd /
capital sum / ˈkæpətəl ˈsəm /
corpus / kɔːrpəs /
(Irregular plural: corpora).
1. A collection of writings.
2. The main part of an organ or other bodily structure.
Body, especially of written works on a certain subject; all of texts gathered for linguistic research. corpus delicti, basic fact necessary to prove crime to have been committed; erroneously, body of murdered person. corpus juris, body of laws of a state. corpus luteum, mass of tissue formed after release of an egg in mammals. corpus vile, worthless thing.
fund / fənd /
Sinonimi: monetary fund
ETYM Old Fren. font, fond, nom. fonz, bottom, ground, French fond bottom, foundation, fonds fund, from Latin fundus bottom, ground, foundation, piece of land. Related to Found to establish.
A reserve of money set aside for some purpose; SYN. monetary fund.
ETYM French ergot, argot, lit., a spur.
1. A fungus that infects various cereal plants forming compact black masses of branching filaments that replace many grains of the plant; source of medicinally important alkaloids and of lysergic acid; SYN. Claviceps purpurea.
2. A plant disease caused by the ergot fungus.
Fungus disease of cereals, especially rye; dried fungus causing ergot, containing drug which contracts blood-vessels, nerves and uterus. Certain parasitic fungi (especially of the genus Claviceps), whose brown or black grainlike masses replace the kernels of rye or other cereals. C. purpurea attacks the rye plant. Ergot poisoning is caused by eating infected bread, resulting in burning pains, gangrene, and convulsions.
The large grains of the fungus contain the alkaloid ergotamine.