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Dictionary Definition



1 taking exception; especially an quibble based on a captious argument; "a mere caption unworthy of a reply"
2 translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen [syn: subtitle]
3 brief description accompanying an illustration [syn: legend] v : provide with a caption, as of a photograph or a drawing

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  • /ˈkæp.ʃn/, /"k

Extensive Definition

Caption may refer to:
  • Caption (comics convention), a small press and independent comic convention held annually in Oxford, England
  • Closed captioning, used to provide the text of a show's audio portion to those who may have trouble hearing it
  • To see Wikipedia's policy on its image captions, see .
caption in Swedish: Bildtext

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

banner, banner head, drop head, dropline, epigraph, hanger, head, head up, heading, headline, jump head, legend, motto, overline, rubric, running head, running title, scarehead, screamer, spread, spreadhead, streamer, subhead, subheading, subtitle, superscription, title, title page, underline
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