Definition of HUMINT in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)yo͝omint/


Covert intelligence-gathering by agents or others.
Example sentences
  • While the Americans were meant to specialise in Sigint (signals intelligence, based on communication intercepts), the British concentrated on Humint (human intelligence from real live agents).


Late 20th century: from human intelligence.

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Syllabification: HU·MINT

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