Taggant definition

tăgənt
Any of various substances, such as microscopic pieces of multilayered colored plastic, added to a product to indicate its source of manufacture.

Added taggants to explosives to deter terrorism.

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A substance, usually a chemical, added to a product, esp. an explosive, so that the product is traceable back to its origin or is easily detectable by specially trained security dogs, electronic detectors, etc.
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That which serves as a tag, such as an identification microchip or a chemical or physical marker.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
taggant
Plural:
taggants

Origin of taggant

  • Short for Microtaggant trademark for tags identifying explosives

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition