Capitalized

Recorded in asset accounts and then depreciated or amortized, as is appropriate for expenditures for items with useful lives greater than one year. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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capitalized cap‧i‧tal‧ized [ˈkæptl-aɪzd] also capitalised adjective
1. FINANCE a business capitalized with a particular amount of money has that amount available in loans and money that has been invested in its shares:

• It is very well-capitalized and in a strong financial position.

• They will create a new fund to keep poorly capitalized banks from failing.

2. ACCOUNTING if a cost is capitalized, it is shown in a company's balance sheet as a charge that is reduced over several years, rather than being shown in the profit and loss account as a charge for a particular year:

• Software development costs will not be capitalised on the balance sheet.

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capitalized UK US (UK also capitalised) /ˈkæpɪtəlaɪzd/ adjective
FINANCE having a particular amount of money that can be used in order to operate or develop: well/highly/strongly capitalized »

The bank is highly capitalized and its loan portfolio is highly diversified.

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Because the industry is thinly capitalized, it remains highly vulnerable to the next economic downturn.

See also OVERCAPITALIZED(Cf. overcapitalized), UNDERCAPITALIZED(Cf. ↑undercapitalized)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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