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capture

1. Physics a process by which an atom, molecule, ion, or nucleus acquires an additional particle
2. Geography the process by which the headwaters of one river are diverted into another through erosion caused by the second river's tributaries
3. Computing the act or process of inserting or transferring data into a computer

capture

[′kap·chər]
(aerospace engineering)
The process in which a missile is taken under control by the guidance system.
(astrophysics)
Of a central force field, as of a planet, to overcome by gravitational force the velocity of a passing body and bring the body under the control of the central force field, in some cases absorbing its mass.
(geochemistry)
In a crystal structure, the substitution of a trace element for a lower-valence common element.
(hydrology)
The natural diversion of the headwaters of one stream into the channel of another stream having greater erosional activity and flowing at a lower level. Also known as piracy; river capture; river piracy; robbery; stream capture; stream piracy; stream robbery.
(physics)
A process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle; for example, the capture of electrons by positive ions, or capture of neutrons by nuclei.

capture

i. In flying aircraft, to control aircraft trajectory to intercept and then follow an external radio beam (as in ILS, or instrument landing system).
ii. To detect and lock onto a target by a radar.
iii. In flying, to reach a desired altitude or direction, especially using an autopilot or automatic flight control system.

capture

To acquire text, images, audio and video in their original format. Once captured in the computer, the data are typically edited and converted into another format. See frame grabber, video capture board and screen capture.
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Les unites de la surete s'emploieront a le capturer des qu'elles disposeront d'indices permettant de le localiser, a-t-il assure.
Ressemblant a une antenne parabolique, la cuvette en rotation est installee au sommet d'un mat pour capturer le vent et actionner un convertisseur decrivant un mouvement en chiffre huit.
Les memes sources ont affirme que les services de renseignement ont eu vent de ces plans et s'emploient a les tuer dans l'oeuf et capturer leurs auteurs, des terroristes tunisiens et etrangers ayant le soutien logistique d'elements takfiristes locaux appartenant a des cellules dormantes.
Les citoyens de Ben Guerdane se sont dresses comme un seul homme pour leur faire barrage et preter main forte aux unites de l'armee et des forces de securite, ce qui a permis de decimer les assaillants et de capturer ceux d'entre eux qui ont survecu a la ferme reponse commune des citoyens, des militaires et des securitaires.
L'expert en armes chimiques du groupe Eetat islamique avait ete capture la semaine derniere en Irak, par une unite de forces speciales americaines nommee ETF ("Expeditionary targeting force"), deployee recemment par les Eetats-Unis dans le pays, et qui a pour mission de capturer ou tuer les cadres de l'EI et d'obtenir du renseignement.
Ce dimanche 22 Novembre 2015, a l'aube, les unites de securite de Sousse ont reussi a capturer le terroriste Hamza Ben Borni Ben Dhaou Amar, dans le quartier Al Ghodrane a Sousse, lequel faisait l'objet d'un avis de recherche pour son implication dans la tentative d'assassinat de l'homme d'affaires et depute de Nidaa Tounes, Ridha Charfeddine.
Les autorites ont annonce tard vendredi que les recherches pour capturer Guzman, dont l'evasion spectaculaire en juillet avait embarrasse le president Enrique PeEa Nieto, s'etaient concentrees dans le nord-ouest du pays, et sur un ranch oo un raid a ete lance.
The FPD allocates one or two doctors plus a data capturer and mentor to each of the 37 government HIV and/or TB clinics and hospitals, so Stoltz, who pores over their detailed reports, is not grasping his claims out of thin air, so to speak.
Une operation de ratissage a ete lancee pour traquer et capturer les assaillants, a-t-elle ajoute.
Data were entered into a spreadsheet programme by an independent data capturer.
Selon ces etudes, l'ocean Antarctique avait perdu 30% de sa capacite a capturer le CO2, ce qu'ils expliquaient par des vents plus forts qui faisaient remonter a la surface des eaux chargees en carbone.
The hospital's ARV site, accredited in 2006, now has a director, chief professional nurse, senior professional nurse, nurse assistant, administrative officer and data capturer, plus 6 volunteer counsellors who receive stipends.