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cap·tion

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pronunciation:
kaep shn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a heading, title, or legend for printed matter such as a magazine article, newspaper photo, or graph.
Most photographs in magazines have captions underneath them.
definition 2: a legend for pictorial matter shown in films or videos; subtitle.
definition 3: in law, the part of a legal document where the time, date, location, and authority of its execution are indicated.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: captioned, captioning, captions
definition: to provide a caption for.
This program is captioned for the deaf.
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  advertise, advertisement, book