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1. The act of intercepting or the state of being intercepted: the interception of goods being smuggled.
2. Something, such as a missile, an aircraft, or a radio transmission, that is intercepted.
3. Sports A pass that is intercepted, especially a forward pass in football.
4. The process in which water falling as precipitation is slowed or prevented from reaching the ground by vegetation, as when snow accumulates in the forest canopy.


(ˌɪn tərˈsɛp ʃən)

1. an act or instance of intercepting.
2. the state or fact of being intercepted.
[1590–1600; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.interception - the act of interceptinginterception - the act of intercepting; preventing something from proceeding or arriving; "he resorted to the interception of his daughter's letters"; "he claimed that the interception of one missile by another would be impossible"
prevention, bar - the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"
2.interception - (American football) the act of catching a football by a player on the opposing team
snap, grab, snatch, catch - the act of catching an object with the hands; "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"; "he made a grab for the ball before it landed"; "Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away"; "the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion"
American football, American football game - a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays
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[ˌɪntəˈsepʃən] N [of message, missile] → intercepción f (Sport) → corte m, intercepción f


[ˌɪntərˈsɛpʃən] n
[message, letter] → interception f
[plane, missile] → interception f


n (of message, person, plane etc)Abfangen nt; (Math) → Abschneiden nt; point of interception (Math) → Schnittpunkt m


[ˌɪntəˈsɛpʃn] nintercettazione f


(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 ?
But this time our Gascon saw at a glance all the advantage to be derived from the love which Kitty had just confessed so innocently, or so boldly: the interception of letters addressed to the Comte de Wardes, news on the spot, entrance at all hours into Kitty's chamber, which was contiguous to her mistress's.
The good news on the interception front is that this week they face the Cleveland Browns and rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer, who has thrown an NFL-high 19 interceptions.
Lawful interception is considered to be a powerful instrument for fighting crime and helping in maintaining law & order.
It's one thing to give up the ball to the other team on an interception, but what's worse is when it becomes a pick-six -- going for a touchdown for the other team.
Pillai had a meeting on Monday and there is now a view that private operators could be allowed to roll- out the 3G services on the condition that they would provide real- time interception mechanism of applications like video calls by the end of June in 2011.
All kinds of allegations were made regarding the interception clause to confuse the public.
But he has done just that this season, notching a team-high 10 interceptions to match Eagle Rock's Damien Fuentes for the area lead.
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Whittier Christian junior Kyle Clark had four interceptions, returning one 15 yards for a touchdown.
This is particularly true with respect to the interception of communications content.
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