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Definition of capture
verb [with object]
take into one’s possession or control by force:the Russians captured 13,000 men record or express accurately in words or pictures:she did a series of sketches, trying to capture all his moods Physics absorb (an atomic or subatomic particle). (in chess and other board games) make a move that secures the removal of (an opposing piece) from the board. Astronomy (of a star, planet, or other celestial body) bring (a less massive body) permanently within its gravitational influence. (of a stream) divert the upper course of (another stream) by encroaching on its catchment area. cause (data) to be stored in a computer or in a digital format.
the action of capturing or of being captured:the capture of the city marks the high point of his career he was killed while resisting capture a person or thing that has been captured.