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CAPTCHA (plural CAPTCHAs)
- A CAPTCHA is a human response test that requires you to enter a series of letters and/or numbers and/or symbols correctly to prove you are a human and not a computer program attempting to spam the site.
- (by extension) Anything that a human must do to prove that they are not a computer.
- audio CAPTCHA, a distorted audio file containing a voice reading numbers.
- visual CAPTCHA, when a distinction must be made between an audio CAPTCHA and a distorted image.
a distorted image of letters and numbers used to prevent automated use of websites