ELINT

or el·int

[ el-int, ih-lint ]
/ ˈɛl ɪnt, ɪˈlɪnt /

noun

the gathering of military or other intelligence through the monitoring of electronic signals other than voice communications, as satellite transmissions, rocket telemetry, and radar.

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Origin of ELINT

1965–70; el(ectronic)int(elligence)
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