interception

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin interceptiō; compare French interception.

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interception (countable and uncountable, plural interceptions)

  1. An act of intercepting something, the state of being intercepted, or a thing that is intercepted.
  2. An aeronautical action in which a fighter approaches a suspicious aircraft to escort it away from a prohibited area, or approaches an enemy aircraft to shoot it down.
  3. (American football) A passing play where the ball is received by the opposing team.
  4. (rugby) A pass that is intercepted by an opposing player.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

interception f (plural interceptions)

  1. interception

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