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Definition of "interception" []

  • The act of intercepting or the state of being intercepted. (noun)
  • Something, such as a missile, an aircraft, or a radio transmission, that is intercepted. (noun)
  • Sports A pass that is intercepted, especially a forward pass in football. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "interception" in a sentence
  • "The continued growth of Mr. Sanchez, who has thrown for eight touchdowns without an interception, is an important factor."
  • "Or must the accused know that her interception is unreasonable in order to be convicted?"
  • "An interception is no longer a death sentence, because Cutler expects to win."