interception

[ in-ter-sep-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF interception

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The interception of all lateral light caused a dismal gloom.

It should never mean worse if the danger of interception is properly guarded.

They are the last and possibly by far the most important “safety” in case of interception.

At this interception everybody turned suddenly and looked at the Lay Reader.

The interception of Fauchet's famous dispatch number 10 had been fatal to Randolph.

The British were encamped in full force along the North River, opposite to these points of interception.

The suppressed psychic impulse remains strong enough to revenge itself, by discontent and interception, on the suppressing agency.

The bare vines that struggled across it afforded no interception to the view of the two figures standing within.

He smiled with relief as pips sparked into life, indicating the interception of homing missiles.

It is very late in philosophy when shadows are referred to the interception of the rays of the sun.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "action of intercepting" (the flow of a bodily fluid), from Latin interceptionem (nominative interceptio) "a seizing, taking away," noun of action from intercipere (see intercept). Specific football/rugby sense is attested by 1906. Meaning "action of closing in on and destroying an enemy aircraft, etc." is recorded from 1941.

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