capital

(redirected from capital letter)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

capital

[kap′itəl]
Etymology: L, caput, head
1 of the highest importance; involving danger to life.
2 of or pertaining to the head of the femur.

capital

An expenditure by an NHS institution on the acquisition of land, premises (including new and refurbished), equipment and vehicles etc. An expenditure is regarded as capital if it is in excess of £5,000.

capital

(căp′ĭ-tăl) [L. capitalis]
Pert. to the head.

capital

pertaining to the head.

capital femoral epiphysis
epiphysis of the head of the femur; its detachment represents a specific syndrome in pigs.
References in periodicals archive ?
This seems to have sparked a trend among the semi-literate to abolish the whole idea of good grammar, punctuation marks that actually help the reader understand what on earth is being said, and, naturally, capital letters.
The BAUK, an umbrella organisation of blind groups and Braille producers, said the introduction of capital letters would bring the UK system into line with the US and help users to master word-processing and printing.
The Labour councillor said: "It is laughable to suggest that I used capital letters to intimidate anyone.
Colonies and trust territories: Areas administered by another country under the supervision of the United Nations are shown in italic, small capital letters.
Build-A-Bear Workshop(R) should only be used in capital letters to refer to our products and services and should not be used as a verb.
THE message is clear - gouged in nineinch capital letters on the side of a EUR75,000 Porsche.
Searching for more to look at, you notice just above this is a grey strip across the bottom of the image with 'press', 'awards/publications' and a couple of other page headings all in tiny capital letters.
Territories and colonies are shown in italic, small capital letters.
For the chance to win a tenner, text your thoughts by texting ECHO in capital letters, followed by a space, your message, your name and where you're from and send it to 80125.
Until a few years ago it was rare and strange to see major league baseball written with capital letters.
Have you seen them squinched-together teeny type, all in hardto-read capital letters.
Text ECHO in capital letters followed by a space, followed by the subject ANTHEM followed by your name and where you are from.