capital-intensive

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

Petroleum is the most productive and capital-intensive industry while apparel is the least productive and least capital intensive.


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  • capital-intensive — capital in tensive adjective a capital intensive business or activity needs to have a lot of money invested in it ─ compare LABOR INTENSIVE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • Capital Intensive — A business process or an industry that requires large amounts of money and other financial resources to produce a good or service. A business is considered capital intensive based on the ratio of the capital required to the amount of labor that… …   Investment dictionary

  • capital-intensive — ADJ Capital intensive industries and businesses need the investment of large sums of money. Compare labour intensive …   English dictionary

  • capital intensive — adjective a capital intensive business, industry etc needs a lot of money for it to operate properly compare labour intensive …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • capital-intensive — UK / US adjective business a capital intensive business or activity needs to have a lot of money invested in it • See: labour intensive …   English dictionary

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