Definition of Intercept

1. Noun. The point at which a line intersects a coordinate axis.

Generic synonyms: Point



2. Verb. Seize on its way. "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace"
Exact synonyms: Stop
Generic synonyms: Catch, Grab, Take Hold Of
Specialized synonyms: Cut Off, Cut Out
Derivative terms: Interception, Interceptor, Stop

3. Verb. Tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information. "They want to intercept the prisoners "; "Is this hotel room bugged?"
Exact synonyms: Bug, Tap, Wiretap
Generic synonyms: Eavesdrop, Listen In
Derivative terms: Bug, Tap, Tapper, Wiretap, Wiretapper

Definition of Intercept

1. v. t. To take or seize by the way, or before arrival at the destined place; to cause to stop on the passage; as, to intercept a letter; a telegram will intercept him at Paris.

2. n. A part cut off or intercepted, as a portion of a line included between two points, or cut off two straight lines or curves.

Definition of Intercept

1. Noun. An interception of a radio broadcast or a telephone call. ¹

2. Noun. An interception of a missile. ¹

3. Noun. (algebraic geometry) The coordinate of the point at which a curve intersects an axis. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To stop, deflect or divert (something in progress or motion). ¹

5. Verb. (transitive sports) To gain possession of (the ball) in a ball game. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Intercept

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Intercept

1. 1. To take or seize by the way, or before arrival at the destined place; to cause to stop on the passage; as, to intercept a letter; a telegram will intercept him at Paris. "God will shortly intercept your breath." (Joye) 2. To obstruct or interrupt the progress of; to stop; to hinder or oppose; as, to intercept the current of a river. "Who intercepts me in my expedition?" (Shak) "We must meet first, and intercept his course." (Dryden) 3. To interrupt communication with, or progress toward; to cut off, as the destination; to blockade. "While storms vindictive intercept the shore." (Pope) 4. To include between; as, that part of the ine which is intercepted between the points A and B. Synonym: To cut off, stop, catch, seize, obstruct. Origin: L. Interceptus, p. P. Of intercipere to intercept; inter between + capere to take, seize: cf. F. Intercepter. See Capable. A part cut off or intercepted, as a portion of a line included between two points, or cut off two straight lines or curves. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Intercept

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1. A Treatise on Universal Algebra: With Applications by Alfred North Whitehead (1898)
"Thus axiom II. of ยง 197 ought to be amended into, the sum of the lengths of the parts which make up either the intercept, or the polar intercept, ..."

2. A Treatise on Conic Sections: Containing an Account of Some of the Most by George Salmon (1879)
"The equation of one of the joining lines being the intercept made by it from ... Similarly the intercept from the origin made by the other joining line is ..."

3. Making Health Communication Programs Work: A Planner's Guide (1993)
"Central Location intercept Interviews Central location intercept interviews involve ... A typical central location interview begins with the intercept. ..."

4. A Treatise on the Analytic Geometry of Three Dimensions by George Salmon (1882)
"Hence, if through any point on an ellipsoid be drawn a chord meeting both focal conies, the intercept on this chord by a plane through, the centre parallel ..."

5. Plane and Solid Analytic Geometry by William Fogg Osgood, William Caspar Graustein (1921)
"That is, the intercept of a plane on the axis of x is the ^coordinate of the point in which the plane meets the axis of x. The intercepts on the axes of y ..."

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