Definition of ELINT in English:

Share this entry

ELINT

Pronunciation: /ɪˈlɪnt/

noun

[mass noun]
Covert intelligence-gathering by electronic means: [as modifier]: two ELINT engineers and three FBI agents
More example sentences
  • It also gathered much vital electronic intelligence, or Elint, meaning those signals put out by radar, missiles, and other devices.
  • ELINT primarily focuses on non-communications signals intelligence.
  • Unlike most other ELINT satellites, which operate in geosynchronous orbits, Mercurys are placed in even higher orbits and move in complex, elliptical patterns.

Origin

1960s (originally US): blend of electronic and intelligence.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: ELINT

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.