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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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Some states are more responsive than others to the concerns of companies seeking to establish a captive insurance company.
Today, captives are flexible and offer all sorts of alternative risk management solutions, so even if it takes a little research and requires companies to commit resources to set up a captive, it's money well spent.
The problem for New York is not that it lacks a captive law, as has been the case of many states coming late to the captive market.
In addition, new captive arrangements are expanding the option to the small and midsized market.
There are none--as long as your captive provider is very careful with critical details and issues.
In 1998, it helped found the international Elephant Foundation (IEF), which works in Asia and Africa to improve management, training and health of captive elephant populations.
Captive and rent-a-captive insurance products are considered alternative risk funding approaches to insurance.
The current enzootic of CWD in free-ranging deer and elk is paralleled by an enzootic in the captive cervid industry, and the relationship between CWD-affected elk farms and recent (2000-2002) diagnoses of CWD in free-ranging deer in Nebraska, South Dakota, and Saskatchewan remains under investigation (1).
No doubt there has been significant movement into captives over the past 15 to 20 years, with market-share projections indicating that the captive premium volume exceeded 50% of total risk-bearing premiums in the United States.
ONE ADVANTAGE OF A CAPTIVE is that it offers its corporate owner a way to gain greater control over its risk exposures, since the captive is managed by those whose sole responsibility is to reduce corporate exposure to loss.
At least 20% of the captive professionals in the captive bureau must hold the Associate in Captive Insurance (ACI) in good standing; and
Vermont, which has been a captive domicile since 1981, previously allowed other types of captive insurers, including pure captives, association captives and industrial Insured captives, as well as risk retention groups.