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intercept

1. Maths
a. a point at which two figures intersect
b. the distance from the origin to the point at which a line, curve, or surface cuts a coordinate axis
c. an intercepted segment
2. Sport US and Canadian the act of intercepting an opponent's pass

intercept

[¦in·tər¦sept]
(crystallography)
One of the distances cut off a crystal's reference axis by planes.
(mathematics)
The point where a straight line crosses one of the axes of a cartesian coordinate system.

intercept

i. As used in air defense, it means maneuvering an aircraft to effect closure for the purpose of identification or shooting down, or for any other purpose.
ii. To capture and hold desired flight conditions, as in an ILS (instrument landing system) or VOR (very high frequency omnidirectional radio-range) radial.
iii. An altitude difference.
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The second-stage regression can then be expected to yield an intercept that approximates [[beta].
These Intercept Blood Systems, based on the Helinx technology, are designed to inactivate viruses, bacteria and other pathogens.
Haynes and Klehr recount all the major espionage cases described by the intercepts.
A vehicle intercept is not a moving road block, and suspect cars traveling more than 10 miles per hour are not considered viable intercept candidates.
The company expects that, with the purchase of the new INTERCEPT illuminators, over 40 Russian centers will be capable of producing INTERCEPT platelets and plasma.
The Intercept Platelet System is paving the way in our comprehensive approach to the inactivation of pathogens in all three transfusion blood components.
Cerus previously received CE mark approval for the INTERCEPT platelet and plasma systems, which allows Cerus to sell the systems in the European Union.
We believe that CSL, as one of the largest biopharmaceutical companies in the world, is an ideal partner to bring INTERCEPT to these new markets," said Claes Glassell, president and chief executive officer of Cerus Corporation.
FNF is a financially strong, growing organization that will offer great opportunities for our employees and customers," said InterCept Chief Executive Officer John W.
A control arm (72 patients) provided data to compare with the data generated for INTERCEPT platelets (44 patients).
Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) announced results of 22 abstracts presenting experiences with the INTERCEPT Blood System for platelets, plasma and red blood cells during the XXXIst International Congress of the International Society for Blood Transfusion in Berlin, Germany held from June 26 to July 1.
In addition, InterCept and JANA Partners LLC announced today that they have agreed to settle their proxy contest and pending litigation and to jointly support a panel of director nominees for election at the 2004 annual meeting of InterCept shareholders.