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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Requiring a large expenditure of capital in comparison to labor: a capital-intensive industry.

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  • adj. Needing a relatively large expenditure on capital, especially when compared to that spent on labour.


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  • Aviation is a capital-intensive industry, both in terms of investments in modern jet aircraft as well as the supporting infrastructure including airports and air navigation services.

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  • For one thing, the sale of its loss-plagued, capital-intensive manufacturing business has helped slash debt.

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  • University of Toronto professor of Information Studies Andrew Clement points out that municipalities “have many critical assets, including significant financial resources, control over rights of way, as well as experience in developing and operating other complex, capital-intensive infrastructures, such as roads, waterworks, and transportation systems.”

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  • Kleiner has made some big bets so far, carving out $100 million from its $400 million 12th fund raised in 2006 for clean-tech investments, later raising more than $750 million for a fund devoted solely to capital-intensive clean-tech plays.

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  • The problem, as is often the case in capital-intensive industries, is inertia.

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  • One factor that is rarely mentioned is that SW development isn't a very capital-intensive activity.

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  • Try running a capital-intensive business when your utilization is limited like that.

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  • While Berkshire has spent tens of billions of dollars on capital-intensive businesses like railroads and utility operators in recent years, its other businesses, such as insurance, are still generating large amounts of cash for Mr. Buffett to invest in financial assets and to acquire more businesses.

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  • While official targets routinely underestimate growth, the move is nonetheless an important signal that government priorities in the world's No. 2 economy are shifting to reduce dependence on exports and capital-intensive industries in favor of creating conditions for more domestic demand.

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  • China's stunning rise has come through huge investment in capital-intensive industries like steel and by turning itself into the world's factory floor, manned by workers who migrate to coastal cities from impoverished rural areas.

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