[ in-ter-sep-shuh n ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈsɛp ʃən /


an act or instance of intercepting.
the state or fact of being intercepted.
  1. the engaging of an enemy force in an attempt to hinder or prevent it from carrying out its mission.
  2. the monitoring of enemy radio transmission to obtain information.

Origin of interception

First recorded in 1590–1600, interception is from the Latin word interceptiōn- (stem of interceptiō). See intercept, -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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