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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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Instead, the armed forces services collected Sigint separately, and even when the AFSA was set up to combine these efforts, the services maintained control over their specific code breaking and intercept activities.
DS15-10 intersected a vertically-extensive gold zone including an upper oxidized intercept of 4m of 1.38 g Au/t and a lower reduced intercept of 18.3m of 0.84 g Au/t.
On Tuesday the Typhoons intercepted a Russian Tupolev TU-134 Crusty transport aircraft flying close to Estonian airspace.
Others involve exploiting bugs in commonly used email providers by sending spam or malicious links that lead to the server, The Intercept said.
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) said it and the US Army have achieved the first intercept of a cruise missile by the Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative missile.
Intercept is a UK cloud service provider with a focus on the financial services and insurance sectors.
There were 3 billion intercepts from US-based computer networks in the month of March.
TERRORIST Rashid Rauf's emails were intercepted by US satellites
A senior defense official said that James Clapper, the Pentagon's intelligence chief, assessed the Iraq intercepts at the direction of Defense Secretary Robert Gates and concluded they represented a shortcoming to the security of the drone network.
The Aegis BMD system in its current configuration is intended to track ballistic missiles of all ranges, including intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), and to intercept shorter-ranged ballistic missiles.
Intelligence support systems; technologies for lawful intercepts.
Visible gold was noted in two intercepts and has been observed in 85 per cent of the drill holes tested over a four-km strike length.