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  1. cap·ture
    IPA[ˈkapCHər]
  2. verb

    • 1. take into one's possession or control by force:

      the Russians captured 13,000 men
      Synonym : catch, apprehend, seize, arrest, take prisoner, take captive, take into custody, imprison, detain, put/throw in jail, put behind bars, put under lock and key, incarcerate, lay hold of, abduct, carry off, take, trap, snare, ensnare, net, hook, reel in, land, beach, nab, collar, lift, nail, bust, pick up, bag, run in, haul in, pull in, feel someone's collar, pinch, nick, occupy, invade, conquer, seize, take, take over, take possession of, annex, subjugate, win, gain, secure
    • 2. record or express accurately in words or pictures:

      she did a series of sketches, trying to capture all his moods
    • 3. absorb (an atomic or subatomic particle).

    • 4. (in chess and other board games) make a move that secures the removal of (an opposing piece) from the board.

    • 5. (of a star, planet, or other celestial body) bring (a less massive body) permanently within its gravitational influence.

    • 6. (of a stream) divert the upper course of (another stream) by encroaching on its catchment area.

    • 7. cause (data) to be stored in a computer or in a digital format.

    noun

    • 1. the action of capturing or of being captured:

      he was killed while resisting capture the capture of the city marks the high point of his career
    • 2. a person or thing that has been captured:

      a bounty hunter who always brings his captures in alive
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: capture, plural noun: captures

    • v.: verb: capture, 3rd person present: captures, gerund or present participle: capturing, past tense: captured, past participle: captured

    • verb

      take into one's possession or control by force:

      (in chess and other board games) make a move that secures the removal of (an opposing piece) from the board:

    • noun

      the action of capturing or of being captured:

      a person or thing that has been captured:

    • noun

      an image of the data displayed on the screen of a computer or mobile device; a screenshot:
    • verb

      take a screenshot of:
    • noun

      the process or technique of recording patterns of movement digitally, especially the recording of an actor's movements for the purpose of animating a digital character in a movie or video game:
    • noun

      another term for motion capture
    • noun

      an image of the data displayed on the screen of a computer or mobile device; a screenshot:
    • verb

      take a screenshot of:
    • noun

      the action or process of gathering data, especially from an automatic device, control system, or sensor:
    • noun

      the natural diversion of the headwaters of one stream into the channel of another, typically resulting from rapid headward erosion by the latter stream.
    • noun

      the process or technique of recording patterns of movement digitally, especially the recording of an actor's movements for the purpose of animating a digital character in a film or video game:
    • noun

      a game in which two teams each hide a colored cloth, representing the team's flag, and then try to find the other team's flag and return with it to their home base.
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