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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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