capitalism

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /ˈkapɪt(ə)lɪz(ə)m/
  • (US) enPR: kăpʹĭ-tl-ĭz'm, IPA (key): /ˈkæpɪ̈tl̩ˌɪzm̩/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
capitalism

Plural
capitalisms

  1. (uncountable) Capitalism is an economic system in which ordinary people own land and businesses and use them to increase their wealth.
    East Germany moved to Western capitalism after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
    Many people blame capitalism for poverty and pollution.

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