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[n] brief description accompanying an illustration
[n] translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen
[v] provide with a caption, as of a photograph or a drawing

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legend, subtitle

Misc. Definitions

\Cap"tion\, n. [L. captio, fr. caper to take. In senses 3 and 4, perhaps confounded in meaning with L. caput a head. See {Capacious}.]
1. A caviling; a sophism. [Obs.] This doctrine is for caption and contradiction. --Bacon.
2. The act of taking or arresting a person by judicial process. [R.] --Bouvier.
3. (Law) That part of a legal instrument, as a commission, indictment, etc., which shows where, when, and by what authority, it was taken, found, or executed. --Bouvier. --Wharton.
4. The heading of a chapter, section, or page. [U. S.]

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