interception

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interception

[‚in·tər′sep·shən]
(communications)
Tapping or tuning in to a telephone or radio message not intended for the listener.
(hydrology)
The process by which precipitation is caught and retained on vegetation or structures and subsequently evaporated without reaching the ground.
That part of the precipitation intercepted by vegetation.
(meteorology)
The loss of sunshine, a part of which may be intercepted by hills, trees, or tall buildings.
The depletion of part of the solar spectrum by atmospheric gases and suspensoids; this commonly refers to the absorption of ultraviolet radiation by ozone and dust.
(ordnance)
Meeting or interrupting the course of a moving vessel, aircraft, or missile.