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capture  


      vb   tr  
1    to take prisoner or gain control over  
to capture an enemy, to capture a town     
2    (in a game or contest) to win control or possession of  
to capture a pawn in chess     
3    to succeed in representing or describing (something elusive)  
the artist captured her likeness     
4      (Physics)   (of an atom, molecule, ion, or nucleus) to acquire (an additional particle)  
5    to insert or transfer (data) into a computer  
      n  
6    the act of taking by force; seizure  
7    the person or thing captured; booty  
8      (Physics)   a process by which an atom, molecule, ion, or nucleus acquires an additional particle  
9      (Also called)    piracy     (Geography)   the process by which the headwaters of one river are diverted into another through erosion caused by the second river's tributaries  
10    the act or process of inserting or transferring data into a computer  
     (C16: from Latin captura a catching, that which is caught, from capere to take)  
  capturer      n  


data capture  
      n   any process for converting information into a form that can be handled by a computer  
electron capture  
      n     (Physics)   the transformation of an atomic nucleus in which an electron from the atom is spontaneously absorbed into the nucleus. A proton is changed into a neutron, thereby reducing the atomic number by one. A neutrino is emitted. The process may be detected by the consequent emission of the characteristic X-rays of the resultant element,   (Former name)    K-capture  
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capture  

1   
      vb   apprehend, arrest, bag, catch, collar     (informal)   feel one's collar     (slang)   lift     (slang)   nab     (informal)   nail     (informal)   secure, seize, take, take into custody, take prisoner  
2   
      n   apprehension, arrest, catch, imprisonment, seizure, taking, taking captive, trapping  
  
Antonyms     
,       vb   free, let go, let out, liberate, release, set free, turn loose  

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n.
someone who, most of the time, carries a device enabling him to capture his day-by-day experiences (such as a photo camera, mobile phone etc.)

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