humint

[ hyoo-mint or, often, yoo- ]
/ ˈhyu mɪnt or, often, ˈyu- /
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noun

the gathering of political or military intelligence through secret agents.

Nearby words

  1. humiliating,
  2. humiliation,
  3. humiliatory,
  4. humilis,
  5. humility,
  6. humism,
  7. humiture,
  8. hummable,
  9. hummel,
  10. hummer

Compare comint, elint, sigint.

Origin of humint

1975–80; hum(an) int(elligence)

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British Dictionary definitions for humint

humint

/ (ˈhjuːmɪnt) /

noun

human intelligence: military intelligence gained from human sources with knowledge of the target area
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