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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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McManis, who has one interception in limited playing time, is primarily known as a standout on special teams.
Defensive end Justin Hollins also had a sack and was applying pressure, alongside Jonah Moi, on Sterling-Cole when the freshman threw a costly interception to linebacker Kaulana Apelu late in the second half.
For purposes of Title III, an "'oral communication' means any oral communication uttered by a person exhibiting an expectation that such communication is not subject to interception under circumstances justifying such expectation....,, (20) In other words, Title III does not protect oral conversations that occur under circumstances where the speaker has no reasonable expectation of privacy as defined in federal case law.
Corey Sawyer's 53-yard interception return, 2:06 into overtime, lifted the Cincinnati Bengals to a 34-28 win over the Detroit Lions.
Brees (https://www.ibtimes.com/nfl-mvp-odds-drew-brees-minus-money-favorite-after-long-win-streak-2737316) became the favorite a couple of weeks ago, thanks to a 10-game winning streak in which he only threw one interception. However, since then, he has thrown an interception in consecutive games, with one coming in a shocking road loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
"There is a lot of football left, but I can't think about interceptions. I am just trying to make plays for the team.
The Colts' talisman threw for a 237 yards and a touchdown but the four interceptions were a handicap from which Indianapolis never really looked like they could recover.
This is particularly true with respect to the interception of communications content.
Prince Amukamara's third pick of the season with 2:13 left clinched the victory, and it was the Bears' 25th interception of 2018.
Only four teams have fewer than their five interceptions on the season.
In practice, he's always making plays and finishing interceptions and when it comes to game time, it just translates."
As far as can be determined, the record for most interceptions in one Central Mass.