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English definition of “capture”

capture

verb [T]     /ˈkæptʃər/
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 . They have captured a major position in a worldwide market . 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 . 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 .
(Definition of capture verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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