Meaning of INTERCEPT in English


v. & n. 1 seize, catch, or stop (a person, message, vehicle, ball, etc.) going from one place to another. 2 (usu. foll. by from) cut off (light etc.). 3 check or stop (motion etc.). 4 Math. mark off (a space) between two points etc.

n. Math. the part of a line between two points of intersection with usu. the coordinate axes or other lines. interception n. interceptive adj.

[ L intercipere intercept- (as INTER-, capere take) ]

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