- Present participle of capture.
Variant of capture
- 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 of captureFrench ; from Classical Latin captura ; from captus: see captive