- The definition of capture means the act of taking control of or something that has been caught.
An example of a capture is the game which were killed during a hunting trip.
- Capture means to take hold of or control of, often by force.
An example of to capture is to take a prisoner of war.
- a taking or being taken by force, surprise, or skill, as enemy troops, an opponent's piece in chess, etc.
- that which is thus taken or seized; specif., a prize or booty in war
- the absorption of a particle by an atomic nucleus; esp., the absorption of a neutron or an orbital electron that often results in the immediate emission of radiation
Origin: French ; from Classical Latin captura ; from captus: see captive
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transitive verb cap·tured, cap·tur·ing, cap·tures
- To take captive, as by force or craft; seize.
- To gain possession or control of, as in a game or contest: capture the queen in chess; captured the liberal vote.
- To attract and hold: tales of adventure that capture the imagination.
- To succeed in preserving in lasting form: capture a likeness in a painting.
- The act of catching, taking, or winning, as by force or skill.
- One that has been seized, caught, or won; a catch or prize.
- Physics The phenomenon in which an atom or a nucleus absorbs a subatomic particle, often with the subsequent emission of radiation.
Origin: From French, capture, from Old French, from Latin captūra, a catching of animals, from captus, past participle of capere, to seize; see kap- in Indo-European roots.
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