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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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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.