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|part of speech:
||an economic system in which the means of production and distribution are privately owned and prices are chiefly determined by open competition in a free market.
The individual's right to pursue material wealth with little interference from government is considered one of the tenets of capitalism.
- similar words:
- competition, free enterprise, free market, laissez faire
||communism, feudalism, socialism
The word capitalism
contains the following parts:
that means head
cap a pie
that means doctrine, belief, theory
More about this word part:
The suffix -ism2 has the same origin as -ism1 but attaches to bases of diverse origins to form nouns denoting doctrines, beliefs, or theories. In the growing group of words modeled on the word "racism
means "bias based on," as in "sexism
" and "ageism
." The majority of nouns ending in -ism2 have a corresponding adjective and noun form ending in -ist.