caption

Definitions

General English

Computing

  • noun a descriptive text that appears at the top of a window, in white text on a blue background

Information & Library Science

Law

  • noun a formal heading for an indictment, affidavit or other court document, giving details such as the names of the parties, the court which is hearing the case, and relevant reference numbers

Marketing

  • noun a short description at the bottom of an illustration or photograph

Media Studies

  • noun a few words accompanying a picture or piece of artwork
  • noun a short piece of on-screen writing which explains something that is happening, e.g. the name of a person that is talking

Publishing

  • verb to print a caption
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