interception Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the act of intercepting; preventing something from proceeding or arriving
    • he resorted to the interception of his daughter's letters
    • he claimed that the interception of one missile by another would be impossible
  2. noun (American football) the act of catching a football by a player on the opposing team


In`ter*cep"tion noun
L. interceptio a taking away: cf. F. interception.
  1. The act of intercepting; as, interception of a letter; interception of the enemy.

Webster 1913