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Definition of social capital noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

social capital

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌsəʊʃl ˈkæpɪtl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsoʊʃl ˈkæpɪtl//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the networks of relationships among people who live and work in a particular society that enable the society to exist and be successful Building social capital requires trust and participation among individuals. The middle-class kid, whose dad knows the company director, is said to have more social capital. Corporations transform social capital into economic capital.