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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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Set-up Steps for the Intel Media SDK Screen Capture Plug-in
The screen capture plug-in is available at following path: /Intel_Media_SDK_XX/bin/x64(win32)/ 22d62c07e672408fbb4cc20ed7a053e4.
Following is an example command line to run screen capture plugin with sample_decode:
sample_decode.exe capture -scr:w [Width] -scr:h [Height] -d3d11 -p 22d62c07e672408fbb4cc20ed7a053e4 -o [output] -n [number of frames] - hw -r
Identifying the ideal method to capture small mammals, and the influence of seasonal (monthly) variation on capture rates, is important for maximizing efficiency and time.
Our objective was to quantify those factors that influenced capture rates of Peromyscus spp.
Following scent collection, captive mice were released at their original site of capture. Peromyscus scent consisted of urine, feces, and other bodily odors that were absorbed into the paper towel pieces while the mice were caged.
ANOVAs were also used to test for differences in total (sexes combined), male, and female capture rates by month.
Post-Combustion C[O.sub.2] Capture Using an Amine Scrubber System
Capture System Applied to a Natural Gas Combined Cycle (NGCC)
(IGCC) Coal Power Plant with Pre-Combustion C[O.sub.2] Capture
An Amine-Based C[O.sub.2] Capture System Used to Purify