Updated: 10/04/2017 by Computer Hope

cap definitionCAP may refer to any of the following:

1. A cap is the maximum amount of a value. For example, a server may cap the amount of logins to a server to prevent the server from becoming overloaded.

2. A cap is a protective cover found on connections. For example, most computer monitors have a cap over the video connector to prevent any of the pins from being bent.

3. Short for Competitive Access Provider, see the local bypass definition for additional information.

4. A cap is a single capitalized letter.

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