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[ in-ter-sep-shuhn ]


  1. an act or instance of intercepting.
  2. the state or fact of being intercepted.
  3. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of interception1

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

Mahomes also didn’t get picked off by Tampa Bay when they met in the regular season, and he hasn’t thrown an interception during this year’s playoff run, either.

He put many of those traits on display in a win over Washington in November, when he threw for 276 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.

Their coverage is also good, and Marcus Peters has a knack for making key interceptions.

On ESPN Plus, during a stream focused on betting and analytics, fans learned that a Lamar Jackson pass that resulted in an interception had only a 28 percent chance of being completed.

The eighth was an interception, one of two Roethlisberger heaved in the first quarter.

The interception was one of more than 300 since the surge in fighting between Israel and the Islamic Hamas group last week.

The other, to his immediate left, is calling for a touchback, the result of an interception.

How could they review that and not decide that was an interception?

One graph lists a variety of data interception methods including “full country traffic monitoring.”

And that was before their government botched the flotilla interception, triggering a wave of international condemnation.

Both were most anxious to evade any possibility of interception, more especially of collision with Dick Tresilyan.

Three times during the night I tried to flip around and cut my way through their cordon, and each time I faced interception.

The suppressed psychic impulse remains strong enough to revenge itself, by discontent and interception, on the suppressing agency.

At this interception everybody turned suddenly and looked at the Lay Reader.

Finally the passer himself and his immediate protectors should, the instant the pass is off, cover for possible interception.