Updated: 09/12/2023 by Computer Hope

A caption may refer to any of the following:

Electrolytic capacitor on a computer motherboard

1. In general, a caption is text on an image or video describing what's displayed. It can also show a dictation of what's being said. For example, the picture shows a caption of electrolytic capacitors.

Another example is translated text at the bottom of a video as a person speaks a different language. This caption text is also called CC (closed captions or closed captioning).

2. When writing in HTML (hypertext markup language), the <caption> tag is used to add a title to a table.

Table, Tag, Title