Definition of wiretapping in English:

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wiretapping

Pronunciation: /ˈwī(ə)rˌtapiNG/

noun

The practice of connecting a listening device to a telephone line to secretly monitor a conversation.
Example sentences
  • These tools enable the government to intercept far more information without a warrant - i.e. without probable cause - than traditional telephone wiretapping.
  • But even more controversial are sections that make subtle changes in the rules for wiretapping, surveillance, e-mail monitoring, financial investigation, and search and seizure.
  • Until the proposals to change wiretapping and surveillance laws are made more specific, it is difficult to assess how damaging to civil liberties they will be.

Derivatives

wiretapper

Pronunciation: /ˈwī(ə)rˌtap/
Pronunciation: /-ˌtapər/
noun

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Syllabification: wire·tap·ping

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