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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