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Definition of Captioning

Captioning: The text display of spoken words, presented on a movie screen or a television (or other type of monitor), that allows a deaf or hard-of-hearing viewer to follow the dialogue and the action of a program simultaneously. This is much like providing motion-picture subtitling for a foreign-language film.

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Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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