Definition of capture noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkæptʃə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæptʃər//
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 [uncountable] the act of capturing somebody/something or of being captured the capture of enemy territory He evaded capture for three days. data capture This information led to the capture of the murderer. Word Originmid 16th cent. (as a noun): from French, from Latin captura, from capt- ‘seized, taken’, from the verb capere.
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