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CAPITALISM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does capitalism mean? 

CAPITALISM (noun)
  The noun CAPITALISM has 1 sense:

1. an economic system based on private ownership of capital

  Familiarity information: CAPITALISM used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CAPITALISM (noun)


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Meaning:

An economic system based on private ownership of capital

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

capitalism; capitalist economy

Hypernyms ("capitalism" is a kind of...):

free enterprise; laissez-faire economy; market economy; private enterprise (an economy that relies chiefly on market forces to allocate goods and resources and to determine prices)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "capitalism"):

venture capitalism (capitalism that invests in innovative enterprises (especially high technology) where the potential profits are large)

Antonym:

socialism (an economic system based on state ownership of capital)


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