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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: Latin captura, from captus; CAPTIVE1

capture

2 noun
     
Related topics: Military, Computers
capture2 [uncountable]
1 when you catch someone in order to make them a prisoner:
The two soldiers somehow managed to avoid capture.
2PM when soldiers get control of a place that previously belonged to an enemy
capture of
the capture of Jerusalem in 1099
3 when you get control of something that previously belonged to one of your competitors
4TD when you put information into a form a computer can use

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