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intercept
The intercept form of the equation of a line is x/a
+
y/b
=1.

in·ter·cept

 (ĭn′tər-sĕpt′)
tr.v. in·ter·cept·ed, in·ter·cept·ing, in·ter·cepts
1. To stop, deflect, or interrupt the progress or intended course of: intercepted me with a message as I was leaving.
2. Sports
a. To gain possession of (an opponent's pass), as in football or basketball.
b. To gain possession of a pass made by (an opponent), especially in football.
3. To slow or prevent (precipitation) from reaching the ground. Used of vegetation.
4. Mathematics
a. To intersect (a coordinate axis).
b. To include or bound (a part of a space or curve) between two points or lines.
5. Archaic To prevent.
6. Obsolete To cut off from access or communication.
n. (ĭn′tər-sĕpt′)
1. Mathematics The point or coordinates at which a line, curve, or surface intersects a coordinate axis.
2.
a. The interception of a missile by another missile or an aircraft by another aircraft.
b. Interception of a radio transmission.
3. An interceptor.

[Middle English intercepten, from Latin intercipere, intercept- : inter-, inter- + capere, to seize; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]

in′ter·cep′tive adj.

intercept

vb (tr)
1. to stop, deflect, or seize on the way from one place to another; prevent from arriving or proceeding
2. (Team Sports, other than specified) sport to seize or cut off (a pass) on its way from one opponent to another
3. (Mathematics) maths to cut off, mark off, or bound (some part of a line, curve, plane, or surface)
n
4. (Mathematics) maths
a. a point at which two figures intersect
b. the distance from the origin to the point at which a line, curve, or surface cuts a coordinate axis
c. an intercepted segment
5. (Team Sports, other than specified) sport US and Canadian the act of intercepting an opponent's pass
[C16: from Latin intercipere to seize before arrival, from inter- + capere to take]
ˌinterˈception n
ˌinterˈceptive adj

in•ter•cept

(v. ˌɪn tərˈsɛpt; n. ˈɪn tərˌsɛpt)
v.t.
1. to take, seize, or halt (someone or something on the way from one place to another); cut off from an intended destination: to intercept a messenger.
2. to secretly listen to or record (a transmitted communication).
3. to stop or interrupt the course, progress, or transmission of.
4. to take possession of (a ball or puck) during an attempted pass by an opposing team.
5. to stop or check (passage, travel, etc.): to intercept an escape.
6. to catch up to and destroy (an aircraft or missile).
7. Math. to mark off or include, as between two points or lines.
8. to intersect.
9. Obs. to prevent the operation or effect of.
10. Obs. to cut off from access, sight, etc.
n.
12. an intercepted communication.
13. Math.
a. an intercepted segment of a line.
b. (in a coordinate system) the distance from the origin to the point at which a curve or line intersects an axis.
[1535–45; < Latin interceptus, past participle of intercipere to intercept =inter- inter- + -cipere, comb. form of capere to take]
in`ter•cep′tive, adj.

in·ter·cept

(ĭn′tər-sĕpt′)
Mathematics
In a Cartesian coordinate system, the coordinate of a point at which a line, curve, or surface intersects a coordinate axis. If a curve intersects the x-axis at (4,0), then 4 is the curve's x-intercept; if the curve intersects the y-axis at (0,2), then 2 is its y-intercept.

intercept


Past participle: intercepted
Gerund: intercepting

Imperative
intercept
intercept
Present
I intercept
you intercept
he/she/it intercepts
we intercept
you intercept
they intercept
Preterite
I intercepted
you intercepted
he/she/it intercepted
we intercepted
you intercepted
they intercepted
Present Continuous
I am intercepting
you are intercepting
he/she/it is intercepting
we are intercepting
you are intercepting
they are intercepting
Present Perfect
I have intercepted
you have intercepted
he/she/it has intercepted
we have intercepted
you have intercepted
they have intercepted
Past Continuous
I was intercepting
you were intercepting
he/she/it was intercepting
we were intercepting
you were intercepting
they were intercepting
Past Perfect
I had intercepted
you had intercepted
he/she/it had intercepted
we had intercepted
you had intercepted
they had intercepted
Future
I will intercept
you will intercept
he/she/it will intercept
we will intercept
you will intercept
they will intercept
Future Perfect
I will have intercepted
you will have intercepted
he/she/it will have intercepted
we will have intercepted
you will have intercepted
they will have intercepted
Future Continuous
I will be intercepting
you will be intercepting
he/she/it will be intercepting
we will be intercepting
you will be intercepting
they will be intercepting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been intercepting
you have been intercepting
he/she/it has been intercepting
we have been intercepting
you have been intercepting
they have been intercepting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been intercepting
you will have been intercepting
he/she/it will have been intercepting
we will have been intercepting
you will have been intercepting
they will have been intercepting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been intercepting
you had been intercepting
he/she/it had been intercepting
we had been intercepting
you had been intercepting
they had been intercepting
Conditional
I would intercept
you would intercept
he/she/it would intercept
we would intercept
you would intercept
they would intercept
Past Conditional
I would have intercepted
you would have intercepted
he/she/it would have intercepted
we would have intercepted
you would have intercepted
they would have intercepted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intercept - the point at which a line intersects a coordinate axisintercept - the point at which a line intersects a coordinate axis
point - a geometric element that has position but no extension; "a point is defined by its coordinates"
Verb1.intercept - seize on its way; "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace"
grab, take hold of, catch - take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; "Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!"
cut out, cut off - cut off and stop; "The bicyclist was cut out by the van"
2.intercept - tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information; "The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy"; "Is this hotel room bugged?"
eavesdrop, listen in - listen without the speaker's knowledge; "the jealous man was eavesdropping on his wife's conversations"

intercept

verb catch, take, stop, check, block, arrest, seize, cut off, interrupt, head off, deflect, obstruct Gunmen intercepted him on the way to the airport.

intercept

verb
To block the progress of and force to change direction:
Translations
يَعْتَرِض، يوقِف
chytit
opsnappestandse
katkaistakeskeyttääpysäyttääriistääsiepata
presrestipresretati
stöîva e-î á miîri leiî
傍受奪う迎撃阻止する
pačiupimaspaėmimassučiupti
pārtvert
durdurmakyolunu kesmek

intercept

[ˌɪntəˈsept] VT (= interfere with) [+ message, missile] → interceptar; (= stop) → detener; (= cut off) → atajar, cortar (Sport) [+ pass] → cortar, interceptar (Math) → cortar

intercept

[ˌɪntərˈsɛpt] vt
[+ message, letter] → intercepter
[+ plane, missile] → intercepter
[+ person] → intercepter

intercept

vt message, person, plane, passabfangen; (Math) → abschneiden; they intercepted the enemysie schnitten dem Feind den Weg ab

intercept

[vb ˌɪntəˈsɛpt; n ˈɪntəˌsɛpt]
1. vtintercettare
2. n (Math) → intersezione f

intercept

(intəˈsept) verb
to stop or catch (a person, thing etc) before he, it etc arrives at the place to which he, it etc is going, being sent etc. The messenger was intercepted on his way to the king.
ˌinterˈception noun
References in classic literature ?
On the other hand, Heyward began to throw sundry inducements in the way of the French general, to betray the discoveries he had made through the intercepted letter.
Likewise, by way of preliminary, I desire to remind the reader, that while in the earlier geological strata there are found the fossils of monsters now almost completely extinct; the subsequent relics discovered in what are called the Tertiary formations seem the connecting, or at any rate intercepted links, between the antichronical creatures, and those whose remote posterity are said to have entered the Ark; all the Fossil Whales hitherto discovered belong to the Tertiary period, which is the last preceding the superficial formations.
In a few minutes we turned the rib which had intercepted the view of the eastern face from our tent platform.
With this, a number of them bolted at him; but they were intercepted by some more timid than themselves, and the be- trayer escaped their vengeance, and has not been seen in New Bedford since.
I guessed, however, by his irregular and intercepted breathing, that he struggled to vanquish an excess of violent emotion.
The lane was moreover much rutted and broken up by the carriages which had recently transported articles of various kinds to the tournament; and it was dark, for the banks and bushes intercepted the light of the harvest moon.
She rose and attempted to reach the door; but he intercepted her and said:
Just at the door the captain aimed at the fugitive one last tremendous cut, which would certainly have split him to the chine had it not been intercepted by our big signboard of Admiral Benbow.
In this instance it was Sola whom I intercepted in another part of camp.
The mountainous and craggy islets intercepted the beauties of this noble island from the view of the travellers.
Well, I have not intercepted your confidence, and yet I know all that as well as you, and I have no conscientious scruples.
He had strong hopes of now recapturing the brute, as it could scarcely escape from the trap into which it had ventured, except by the rod, where it might be intercepted as it came down.