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Difference Between Capital and Capitol

capital vs Capitol

Capital and capitol are words that can be easily confused as there is only a difference of the letters ‘a’ and ‘o’. But the fact is that when the letters ‘a’ an ‘o’ are used, the two words have different meanings. When seeing the word Capitol, people may sometimes even think it is a typo.

Let us look at the meaning of the two words that will clearly define the difference.

Capitol is said to be a building or a complex of buildings where the state legislature regularly meets. The word Capitol usually refers to the building in Washington D.C. where the United States Congress meets. The building is situated on Capitol Hill.

When looking at the word capital, it has many meanings. The word can refer to a city or town where the official seat of government resides. It can also refer to the financial capital where all the business activities take place. For example, New Delhi is the capital of India, whereas Mumbai is the financial capital of India. .

The word capital also refers to wealth in the form of property or money, wealth that is used for investing and creating more wealth, and assets. Capital also refers to the capital letter.

Capital has many other meaning, like foremost, first and excellent. When the word is used in legal terms, it means the death penalty. It also refers to the top part of a column or pillar.

Summary

1. Capitol is said to be a building or a complex of buildings where the state legislature regularly meets.
2. The word Capitol usually refers to the building in Washington D.C. where the United States Congress meets.
3. Capital refers to a city or town where the official seat of government resides. It can also refer to the financial capital where all the business activities take place.
4. When the word is used in legal terms, it means the death penalty.
5. Capital also has other meanings, like foremost, first and excellent.
6. The word capital also refers to wealth in the form of property or money, the wealth that is used for investing and creating more wealth and assets.
7. Capital also refers to the capital letter.
8. Capital also refers to the top part of a column or pillar.


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  1. I’ve found that the easiest way to remember the difference between the two is that the one with the “o” indicates “objects” (i.e. buildings) and the one with “a” indicates “areas” (i.e. geography, law, writing, etc.).

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