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noun
  1. 1

    capital

    or

    capital city

    the city where a country or region has its government

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of capital

    1. a.
      the most important place for an activity or industry

      American English synonyms or related words for this sense of capital

  2. 2

    capital

    or

    capital letter

    the large form of a letter, for example "A" or "B," that you use at the beginning of a sentence or name

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of capital

solutionism

the belief that every problem has a solution based in technology

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