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capture

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈkæptʃər/
IT the process of changing information into a form that a computer or other machine can process and store: document/image/information capture They develop software tools for document capture and image enhancement.
ENVIRONMENT, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY the act of catching and collecting carbon dioxide so that it is not released into the environment: Facilities are required to plan for the capture of carbon dioxide in compliance with federal standards.
the act of winning or getting control of something: The channel may increase subscription fees to pay for its €240 million capture of Champions League screening rights.
→  See also carbon capture , data capture , digital capture
(Definition of capture noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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