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capture

[ kap-cher ]
/ ˈkæp tʃər /
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verb (used with object), cap·tured, cap·tur·ing.
noun
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Origin of capture

1535–45; <Middle French <Latin captūra, equivalent to capt(us) taken (past participle of capere to take) + -ūra-ure

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British Dictionary definitions for capture

capture
/ (ˈkæptʃə) /

verb (tr)
noun

Derived forms of capture

capturer, noun

Word Origin for capture

C16: from Latin captūra a catching, that which is caught, from capere to take
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Medical definitions for capture

capture
[ kăpchər ]

n.
The act of catching, taking, or holding a particle or impulse.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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