Definition of humint in English:

humint

noun

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

    • ‘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).’
    information gathering, surveillance, observation, reconnaissance, spying, espionage, undercover work, infiltration, elint, cyberespionage, humint
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Origin

Late 20th century: from human intelligence.

Pronunciation:

humint

/ˈh(j)uːmɪnt/