Interception



[in-ter-sep-shuh n] /ˌɪn tərˈsɛp ʃən/

noun
1.
an act or instance of intercepting.
2.
the state or fact of being intercepted.
3.
Military.

n.

early 15c., “action of intercepting” (the flow of a bodily fluid), from Latin interceptionem (nominative interceptio) “a seizing, taking away,” noun of action from intercipere (see intercept). Specific football/rugby sense is attested by 1906. Meaning “action of closing in on and destroying an enemy aircraft, etc.” is recorded from 1941.

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