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INTERCEPTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does interception mean? 

INTERCEPTION (noun)
  The noun INTERCEPTION has 2 senses:

1. the act of intercepting; preventing something from proceeding or arriving
2. (American football) the act of catching a football by a player on the opposing team

  Familiarity information: INTERCEPTION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INTERCEPTION (noun)


Sense 1interception [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of intercepting; preventing something from proceeding or arriving

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context examples:

he resorted to the interception of his daughter's letters / he claimed that the interception of one missile by another would be impossible

Hypernyms ("interception" is a kind of...):

bar; prevention (the act of preventing)


Sense 2interception [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(American football) the act of catching a football by a player on the opposing team

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("interception" is a kind of...):

catch; grab; snap; snatch (the act of catching an object with the hands)

Domain category:

American football; American football game (a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays)


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