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The intercept form of the equation of a line is x/a


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.
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.
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To minimize incidence of dental ectopia, all preven-tive and interceptive measures are to be adapted at all levels by those who are immediately concerned and professionally responsible.
This may not only help in early diagnosis and preventive and interceptive treatment, but may also lead a path in forensic dentistry to allow the identification of potential suspects through palatal rugae and their skeletal malocclusions.
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The identification and early treatment of individuals with malocclusion is important in terms of public health performance, as it directly affects the cost of treatment, with preventive and interceptive orthodontic practices improving occlusion during pre-adolescence and adolescence (15,16).
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When we compare the groups with each other, we find that BN patients scored significantly higher than patients in the other clinical groups on drive for thinness and bulimia, and higher than AN patients on body dissatisfaction, ineffectiveness, interceptive awareness, and social insecurity.
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Given that TDIs are often encountered in clinical practice, the investigation of TDIs in ASD children is pertinent to the implementation of preventive and interceptive treatment strategies.19 Both TDIs and ASD have complex etiologies.
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