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
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Origin

1980s: from human intelligence.

Pronunciation

humint

/ˈh(j)uːmɪnt/