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caption

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈkæp.ʃən/
a short piece of text under a picture in a book, magazine, or newspaper that describes the picture or explains what the people in it are doing or saying

caption

verb [T] uk   us   /ˈkæp.ʃən/
to provide a short piece of text under a picture in a book, magazine, or newspaper that describes the picture or explains what the people in it are doing or saying: The picture was captioned "Catherine Deneuve in Belle du Jour". a captioned photograph
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