or cap·tcha

[ kap-chuh ]
/ ˈkæp tʃə /
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noun Digital Technology.

an online test designed so that humans but not computers are able to pass it, used as a security measure and usually involving a visual-perception task: Site visitors must solve the “distorted text” CAPTCHA before posting comments.
a computer program that generates such tests.



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Origin of CAPTCHA

2000–05; C(ompletely) A(utomated) P(ublic) T(uring) (Test to Tell) C(omputers and) H(umans) A(part)
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  • Called "captcha," it's essentially a test that's easy for a human to complete, but difficult or impossible for a computer to do.

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