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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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Because dirty traps have excreta of previously captured mice, handling these traps may increase risk of human infection.
Because the Capture application captures a composite feed that marries closed caption data to both the high- and low-resolution versions of the content, users can perform complex searches of all captured content.
Thus, captured C[O.sub.2] is first compressed to a dense
Earlier, unconfirmed reports from Libya indicated that Al Qathafi had been captured and later killed after the revolutionaries captured Al Qathafi's hometown of Sirte, the final stronghold of his loyalists.
RESULTS--In 2 summers of trapping, we captured 1,078 small mammals representing 10 species in 6,400 trap nights.
tridactylum captured using deep-water crawfish nets in a roadside slough at Reelfoot Lake in northwestern Tennessee.
The Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) confirmed on Saturday that two of its soldiers were captured.
The number of insects captured by models and traps were counted from the image.
A capture filter limits the packets captured to a couple of specific header fields.
Individuals captured were identified to species and released at their respective capture sites.
Images can be captured in the horizontal sync, vertical sync, accumulate sum, or accumulate average mode.
During our study, we captured a total of 984 individuals of 27 species over 33 800 trap/nights.