capture


capture
capture cap‧ture [ˈkæptʆə ǁ -ər] verb [transitive]
1. COMMERCE to get something that previously belonged to one of your competitors:

• Japanese firms have captured over 60% of the electronics market.

2. COMPUTING to put something such as information or a picture into a form that a computer can use:

• The data is captured using an optical scanner.

— capture noun [uncountable] :

• a leading maker of bar code data-capture systems

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capture UK US /ˈkæptʃər/ verb [T]
to succeed in getting something when you are competing with others: capture a large share/10%/30% of the market »

It was predicted that the internet could capture 5% of the US retail market within three years.

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They have captured a major position in a worldwide market.

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A corporation can profit by capturing resources more cheaply.

IT if a computer, camera, or other machine captures information, it changes it into a form that it can process and store: »

New digital video technology makes it possible to capture and store an almost limitless volume of footage at minimal cost.

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capture data/images/information

ENVIRONMENT, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY to catch and collect the carbon dioxide produced by machines and processes so that it is not released into the environment: »

Coal-fired power stations must be retrofitted to capture carbon dioxide.

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capture UK US /ˈkæptʃər/ noun [U]
IT the process of changing information into a form that a computer or other machine can process and store: document/image/information capture »

They develop software tools for document capture and image enhancement.

ENVIRONMENT, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY the act of catching and collecting carbon dioxide so that it is not released into the environment: »

Facilities are required to plan for the capture of carbon dioxide in compliance with federal standards.

the act of winning or getting control of something: »

The channel may increase subscription fees to pay for its €240 million capture of Champions League screening rights.

See also CARBON CAPTURE(Cf. carbon capture), DATA CAPTURE(Cf. ↑data capture), DIGITAL CAPTURE(Cf. ↑digital capture)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • capture — [ kaptyr ] n. f. • 1406; lat. captura, de capere « prendre » 1 ♦ Action de capturer. ⇒ prise, saisie. La capture d un navire. Capture d un criminel. ⇒ arrestation. 2 ♦ Ce qui est capturé. ⇒ butin, prise, trophée (cf. Coup de filet). Une belle… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Capture — can refer to a number of things aside from its usual :* In abstract strategy games (such as taekwondo), the process of eliminating or immobilising an opponent s game piece. * In radio, FM capture is a phenomenon of frequency modulation. In media …   Wikipedia

  • Capture — Cap ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Captured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Capturing}.] 1. To seize or take possession of by force, surprise, or stratagem; to overcome and hold; to secure by effort. [1913 Webster] 2. to record or make a lasting representation of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Capture Go — is a simplified variation of the Go board game established primarily as an introduction to the rules and concepts of Go. Known also as The Capture Game, First Capture Go, and Atari Go, it was first introduced by Yasuda Yasutoshi, an 8 dan… …   Wikipedia

  • capture — I verb apprehend, arrest, capere, carry away, catch, comprehendere, confine, hold captive, hold in captivity, immure, impress, imprison, incarcerate, jail, lock up, make an arrest, make prisoner, net, repress, restrain, restrict, seize, subdue,… …   Law dictionary

  • Capture — Cap ture, n. [L. capture, fr. caper to take: cf. F. capture. See {Caitiff}, and cf. {aptive}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of seizing by force, or getting possession of by superior power or by stratagem; as, the capture of an enemy, a vessel, or a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Capture — bezeichnet: Motion Capture, Computerlesetechnik für menschliche Bewegungen Adobe Capture, Konvertierungswerkzeug von Grafik zu PDF Capture/Compare Einheit, Rechnerbaustein Siehe auch: Kaptur …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • capture — CAPTURE. s. f. Prise au corps. Il ne se dit guère que d Un homme arrêté pour dettes, ou pour crime, par ordre de Justice. Ce sergent a fait deux captures ce matin. On a pris un fameux voleur, c est une belle capture. [b]f♛/b] On le dit… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • capture — [kap′chər] n. [Fr < L captura < captus: see CAPTIVE] 1. a taking or being taken by force, surprise, or skill, as enemy troops, an opponent s piece in chess, etc. 2. that which is thus taken or seized; specif., a prize or booty in war 3. the …   English World dictionary

  • capture — (n.) 1540s, from M.Fr. capture a taking, from L. captura a taking (especially of animals), from captus (see CAPTIVE (Cf. captive)). The verb is 1795; in chess, checkers, etc., 1820. Related: Captured; capturing …   Etymology dictionary


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