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Meaning of capture

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
           [syn: {capture}, {gaining control}, {seizure}]
      2: a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its
         gravitational field
      3: any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an
         additional particle
      4: the act of taking of a person by force [syn: {capture},
      5: the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board
      v 1: succeed in representing or expressing something intangible;
           "capture the essence of Spring"; "capture an idea"
      2: attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's
         hearts" [syn: {capture}, {enamour}, {trance}, {catch},
         {becharm}, {enamor}, {captivate}, {beguile}, {charm},
         {fascinate}, {bewitch}, {entrance}, {enchant}]
      3: succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We
         finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?" [syn:
         {get}, {catch}, {capture}]
      4: bring about the capture of an elementary particle or
         celestial body and causing it enter a new orbit; "This
         nucleus has captured the slow-moving neutrons"; "The star
         captured a comet"
      5: take possession of by force, as after an invasion; "the
         invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants";
         "The army seized the town"; "The militia captured the castle"
         [syn: {appropriate}, {capture}, {seize}, {conquer}]
      6: capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a
         rabbit in the trap today" [syn: {capture}, {catch}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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