humint

humint

[hyoo-mint or, often, yoo-]
noun
the gathering of political or military intelligence through secret agents.
Compare comint, elint, sigint.


Origin:
1975–80; hum(an) int(elligence)

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humint (ˈhjuːmɪnt)
 
n
human intelligence: military intelligence gained from human sources with knowledge of the target area

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