verb (used with object), cap·tured, cap·tur·ing.
- to enter (data) into a computer for processing or storage.
- to record (data) in preparation for such entry.
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Word Origin for capture
1795, from capture (n.); in chess, checkers, etc., 1820. Related: Captured; capturing. Earlier verb in this sense was captive (early 15c.).
1540s, from Middle French capture "a taking," from Latin captura "a taking" (especially of animals), from captus (see captive).