Definition of ELINT in English:

ELINT

noun

  • [mass noun] Covert intelligence-gathering by electronic means.

    [as modifier] ‘two ELINT engineers and three FBI agents’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It also gathered much vital electronic intelligence, or Elint, meaning those signals put out by radar, missiles, and other devices.’
    information gathering, surveillance, observation, reconnaissance, spying, espionage, undercover work, infiltration, elint, cyberespionage, humint
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Origin

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

Pronunciation:

ELINT

/ɪˈlɪnt/