Meaning of “caption” in the English Dictionary

"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 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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"caption" in American English

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captionnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkæp·ʃən/

brief text 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)