interception

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

noun

an act or instance of intercepting.
the state or fact of being intercepted.
Military.
  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.

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Origin of interception

First recorded in 1590–1600, interception is from the Latin word interceptiōn- (stem of interceptiō). See intercept, -ion
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