single unit of ownership in a corporation, mutual fund, or any other organization
In finance, a share is a unit of account for many different financial things including stocks, mutual funds, limited partnerships, and REIT's. In British English, the word share alone to talk only about stocks is so common that it almost replaces the word stock itself. Capital means the money being invested to start a new business.
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