Definition of humint in English:


Line breaks: hum¦int
Pronunciation: /ˈh(j)uːmɪnt


[mass noun]
  • Covert intelligence-gathering by agents or others.
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    • 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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