What is capture?

More definitions of "capture":

  • (noun): Any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle.
  • (verb): Bring about the capture of an elementary particle or celestial body and causing it enter a new orbit.
    Example: "This nucleus has captured the slow-moving neutrons"; "The star captured a comet"
  • (noun): A process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field.
  • (noun): The removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board.
  • (verb): Succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase.
    Synonyms: get, catch
  • (verb): Capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping.
    Synonyms: catch
  • (verb): Succeed in representing or expressing something intangible.
    Example: "Capture the essence of Spring"; "capture an idea"
  • (noun): The act of taking of a person by force.
    Synonyms: seizure

Famous quotes containing the word capture:

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    William Burroughs (b. 1914)

    This is no rune nor symbol,
    what I mean is it is so simple
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    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)

    No place is so strongly fortified that money could not capture it.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)