What does capital mean?

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  1. (economics) Already-produced durable goods available for use as a factor of production, such as steam shovels (equipment) and office buildings (structures).
  2. (uncountable, business, finance) Money and wealth. The means to acquire goods and services, especially in a non-barter system.
  3. (countable) A city designated as a legislative seat by the government or some other authority, often the city in which the government is located; otherwise the most important city within a country or a subdivision of it.
  4. (countable) The most important city in the field specified.
  5. (countable) An uppercase letter.
  6. (countable, architecture) The uppermost part of a column.
  7. (uncountable) Knowledge; awareness; proficiency.
  1. Of prime importance.
  2. Chief, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of a state or nation.
  3. (comparable, Britain, dated) Excellent.
  4. Involving punishment by death.
  5. Uppercase.
  6. Of or relating to the head.
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