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Capital Asset

Definition

An asset that has a useful life longer than one year and that is not intended for sale during the normal course of inventory.

See Also

Capital expenditures.

Tips

Examples of capital assets are buildings, computer equipment, machinery, and vehicles. In asset-intensive industries, companies tend to invest a large part of their funds in capital assets.

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