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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.
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In the past seven games, the Bears have managed just 2 interceptions.
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The home ministry had earlier this year given Canada- based Research in Motion ( RIM) time till January 31 to offer live interception of Blackberry services like Blackberry Messenger and Blackberry Enterprise Service, which are being used by thousands of subscribers in India.
He said the interception clause is aimed at monitoring criminal acts and before interception is allowed, the National Safety Service should acquire material evidence on a suspect that is involved in activities that might threaten the security of the country.
Although better known for his pass-catching abilities, Luft had a profound impact on defense for the Lancers, recording 63 tackles and intercepting six interceptions, giving him 14 in his career.
The visiting Seraphs, facing the top-ranked quarterback in the state in Newbury Park senior Jordan La Secla, wound up the first team with 200 yards passing, the first team with 300 yards passing and - perhaps just as importantly - the first team to make six interceptions.
Antelope Valley High of Lancaster scored 42 fourth-quarter points, returning three interceptions for touchdowns en route to a 49-10 romp over Littlerock to clinch a share of the Golden League title.
Excelsa has already supplied the systems to IES SpA, an Italian provider of interception and security solutions, which will lease them to law enforcement agencies as part of their suite of service offerings.
Tyler's scoring runs of 13, 8 and 15 yards in the first half along with a 66-yard interception return by Chris Potter gave Oaks Christian (7-0, 3-0) a 27-0 lead at the half.