1. [syn: capitalism, capitalist economy]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
capitalism \cap"i*tal*is`m\ (k[a^]p"[i^]*tal*[i^]z`m), n.
An economic system based on predominantly private (individual
or corporate) investment in and ownership of the means of
production, distribution, and exchange of goods and wealth;
contrasted with socialism or especially communism, in
which the state has the predominant role in the economy.
Syn: capitalist economy.
[WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an economic system based on private ownership of capital
[syn: capitalism, capitalist economy] [ant:
socialism, socialist economy]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
24 Moby Thesaurus words for "capitalism":
capitalistic system, finance capitalism, free competition,
free economy, free enterprise, free trade, free-enterprise economy,
free-enterprise system, individualism, isolationism, laissez-aller,
laissez-faire, laissez-faireism, let-alone policy,
let-alone principle, liberalism, noninterference, nonintervention,
private enterprise, private ownership, private sector,
rugged individualism, self-regulating market, state capitalism