or El·int, ELINT

[el-int, ih-lint]


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

Nearby words

  1. elimination,
  2. elimination diet,
  3. eliminator,
  4. eliminatory,
  5. elinor,
  6. elinvar,
  7. elion,
  8. elion, gertrude belle,
  9. eliot,
  10. eliot, charles william

Compare comint, humint, sigint.

Origin of elint

1965–70; el(ectronic) int(elligence)

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