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"caption" in British English

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captionnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkæp.ʃən/  us   /ˈkæp.ʃən/

captionverb [T]

uk   /ˈkæp.ʃən/  us   /ˈkæp.ʃən/
to ​provide a ​shortpiece 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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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captionnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkæp·ʃən/
brieftext over or under a ​picture in a ​book, ​magazine, or ​newspaper that ​describes the ​picture or ​explains what the ​people in it are doing or saying
(Definition of caption from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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