Definitions

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  • n. A courting of favor or applause, by flattery or address; a captivating quality; an attraction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A courting of favor or applause, by flattery or address; a captivating quality; an attraction.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or practice of gaining favor or applause by flattery or address.
  • n. A name given by Descourtis to the opening stage of the hypnotic or mesmeric trance. Sometimes called fascination.
  • n. In French law, influence brought to bear upon one party by another so that the will of the former becomes subject to that of the latter: generally used in an opprobrious sense.

Etymologies

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Latin captatio, from captare (to catch), intensive of caper (to take). Compare French captation.

Examples

  • Spring water captation systems abduct and protect groundwater flows at the points where these arrive at the surface to facilitate their abstraction.

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  • Spring water captation systems are constructed on-site, often by local craftsmen.

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  • The main parts of a spring water captation are a drain under the lowest natural water level, a protective structure providing stability and a seal to prevent surface water from leaking in.

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  • Menace sur l'imprimé, très certainement (captation de la pub et des petites annonces, changement de réflexes des lecteurs, perte du goût de l'imprimé, concurrence d'un média gratuit, que chacun peut utiliser pour diffuser sa propre info, etc.).

    Entretiens / Interviews / Entrevistas

  • Signs of vain glory in the gesture, are imitation of others, counterfeiting attention to things they understand not, affectation of fashions, captation of honour from their dreams, and other little stories of themselves, from their country, from their names, and the like.

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  • Le service de captation vidéo de la Présidence (Pascal Chind) n'est pas responsable des propos tenus par le

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  • More than ever, value creation of companies is growingly dependent on the captation of positive externalities See Montesquieu or Smith.

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  • Le service de captation vidéo de la Présidence (Pascal

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  • JM always applauds anyone demonstrating captation

    May 26, 2010