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cap·ture / ˈkapchər/ • v. [tr.] take into one's possession or control by force: the Russians captured 13,000 men | fig. the appeal captured the imagination of thousands. ∎  record or express accurately in words or pictures: she did a series of sketches, trying to capture all his moods. ∎  Physics absorb (an atomic or subatomic particle). ∎  (in chess and other board games) make a move that secures the removal of (an opposing piece) from the board. ∎  Astron. (of a star, planet, or other celestial body) bring (a less massive body) permanently within its gravitational influence. ∎  (of a stream) divert the upper course of (another stream) by encroaching on its catchment area. ∎  cause (data) to be stored in a computer. • n. the action of capturing or of being captured. ∎  a person or thing that has been captured. ∎ Physics the absorption of an atomic or subatomic particle. DERIVATIVES: cap·tur·er n.

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1. Substitution in a crystal lattice of a trace element for a common element with lower valency or larger ionic radius, e.g. Ba++ for K+. There is often a higher concentration of captured trace elements relative to common elements in the mineral than in the liquid from which it crystallized. Compare CAMOUFLAGE.

2. See RIVER CAPTURE.

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