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 for Fixed capital
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fixed \Fixed\ (f[i^]kst), a.
     1. Securely placed or fastened; settled; established; firm;
        imovable; unalterable.
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     2. (Chem.) Stable; non-volatile.
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     Fixed air (Old Chem.), carbonic acid or carbon dioxide; --
        so called by Dr. Black because it can be absorbed or fixed
        by strong bases. See Carbonic acid, under Carbonic.
     Fixed alkali (Old Chem.), a non-volatile base, as soda, or
        potash, in distinction from the volatile alkali ammonia.
     Fixed ammunition (Mil.), a projectile and powder inclosed
        together in a case ready for loading.
     Fixed battery (Mil.), a battery which contains heavy guns
        and mortars intended to remain stationary; --
        distinguished from movable battery.
     Fixed bodies, those which can not be volatilized or
        separated by a common menstruum, without great difficulty,
        as gold, platinum, lime, etc.
     Fixed capital. See the Note under Capital, n., 4.
     Fixed fact, a well established fact. [Colloq.]
     Fixed light, one which emits constant beams; --
        distinguished from a flashing, revolving, or intermittent
     Fixed oils (Chem.), non-volatile, oily substances, as
        stearine and olein, which leave a permanent greasy stain,
        and which can not be distilled unchanged; -- distinguished
        from volatile or essential oils.
     Fixed pivot (Mil.), the fixed point about which any line of
        troops wheels.
     Fixed stars (Astron.), such stars as always retain nearly
        the same apparent position and distance with respect to
        each other, thus distinguished from planets and comets.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  capital \cap"i*tal\ (k[a^]p"[i^]*tal), n. [Cf. L. capitellum and
     capitulum, a small head, the head, top, or capital of a
     column, dim. of caput head; F. chapiteau, OF. capitel. See
     chief, and cf. cattle, chattel, chapiter, chapter.]
     1. (Arch.) The head or uppermost member of a column,
        pilaster, etc. It consists generally of three parts,
        abacus, bell (or vase), and necking. See these terms, and
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     2. [Cf. F. capilate, fem., sc. ville.] (Geog.) The seat of
        government; the chief city or town in a country; a
        metropolis. "A busy and splendid capital" --Macauly.
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     3. [Cf. F. capital.] Money, property, or stock employed in
        trade, manufactures, etc.; the sum invested or lent, as
        distinguished from the income or interest. See Capital
        stock, under Capital, a.
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     4. (Polit. Econ.) That portion of the produce of industry,
        which may be directly employed either to support human
        beings or to assist in production. --M'Culloch.
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     Note: When wealth is used to assist production it is called
           capital. The capital of a civilized community includes
           fixed capital (i.e. buildings, machines, and roads
           used in the course of production and exchange) and
           circulating capital (i.e., food, fuel, money, etc.,
           spent in the course of production and exchange). --T.
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     5. Anything which can be used to increase one's power or
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              He tried to make capital out of his rival's
              discomfiture.                         --London
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     6. (Fort.) An imaginary line dividing a bastion, ravelin, or
        other work, into two equal parts.
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     7. A chapter, or section, of a book. [Obs.]
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              Holy St. Bernard hath said in the 59th capital.
                                                    --Sir W.
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     8. (Print.) See Capital letter, under Capital, a.
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     Active capital. See under Active,
     Small capital (Print.), a small capital letter; informally
        referred to (in the plural) as small caps; as, the
        technical terms are listed in small caps. See under
        Capital, a.
     To live on one's capital, to consume one's capital without
        producing or accumulating anything to replace it.
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