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English definition of “caption”

caption

noun [C] uk   /ˈkæp.ʃən/ us  
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 sayingPieces of writing

caption

verb [T] uk   /ˈkæp.ʃən/ us  
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
(Definition of caption from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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