Interception Definition

ĭntər-sĕpshən
interceptions
noun
The act or an instance of intercepting.
Webster's New World
A play in which a defensive player catches a pass thrown by an offensive player.
Webster's New World
Something, such as a missile, an aircraft, or a radio transmission, that is intercepted.
American Heritage
A pass that is intercepted, especially a forward pass in football.
American Heritage
The process in which water falling as precipitation is slowed or prevented from reaching the ground by vegetation, as when snow accumulates in the forest canopy.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Interception

Noun

Singular:
interception
Plural:
interceptions

Origin of Interception

  • From Old French interception, from Latin interceptio

    From Wiktionary

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