capture

[ kap-cher ]
/ ˈkæp tʃər /

verb (used with object), cap·tured, cap·tur·ing.

noun


Nearby words

  1. captive audience,
  2. captive market,
  3. captivity,
  4. captopril,
  5. captor,
  6. capture beat,
  7. captured rotation,
  8. capua,
  9. capuana,
  10. capuche

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 Formscapturer, noun

Word Origin for capture

C16: from Latin captūra a catching, that which is caught, from capere to take

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Word Origin and History for capture
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Medicine definitions for capture

capture

[ kăpchər ]

n.

The act of catching, taking, or holding a particle or impulse.

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