Intercept



[verb in-ter-sept; noun in-ter-sept] /verb ˌɪn tərˈsɛpt; noun ˈɪn tərˌsɛpt/

verb (used with object)
1.
to take, seize, or halt (someone or something on the way from one place to another); cut off from an intended destination:
to intercept a messenger.
2.
to see or overhear (a message, transmission, etc., meant for another):
We intercepted the enemy’s battle plan.
3.
to stop or check (passage, travel, etc.):
to intercept the traitor’s escape.
4.
Sports. to take possession of (a ball or puck) during an attempted pass by an opposing team.
5.
to stop or interrupt the course, progress, or transmission of.
6.
to destroy or disperse (enemy aircraft or a missile or missiles) in the air on the way to a target.
7.
to stop the natural course of (light, water, etc.).
8.
Mathematics. to mark off or include, as between two points or lines.
9.
to intersect.
10.
Obsolete. to prevent or cut off the operation or effect of.
11.
Obsolete. to cut off from access, sight, etc.
noun
12.
an interception.
13.
Mathematics.

verb (transitive) (ˌɪntəˈsɛpt)
1.
to stop, deflect, or seize on the way from one place to another; prevent from arriving or proceeding
2.
(sport) to seize or cut off (a pass) on its way from one opponent to another
3.
(maths) to cut off, mark off, or bound (some part of a line, curve, plane, or surface)
noun (ˈɪntəˌsɛpt)
4.
(maths)

5.
(sport, US & Canadian) the act of intercepting an opponent’s pass
v.

c.1400, from Latin interceptus, past participle of intercipere “take or seize between, to seize in passing,” from inter- “between” (see inter-) + -cipere, comb. form of capere “to take, catch” (see capable). Related: Intercepted; intercepting.
intercept
(ĭn’tər-sěpt’)
In a Cartesian coordinate system, the coordinate of a point at which a line, curve, or surface intersects a coordinate axis. If a curve intersects the x-axis at (4,0), then 4 is the curve’s x-intercept; if the curve intersects the y-axis at (0,2), then 2 is its y-intercept.

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