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intercept

(ĭn-tĕr-sĕpt′)
The point at which the line representing a function intersects an axis.

intercept

in mathematical terms the points at which a curve cuts the two axes of a graph.
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By way of these estimates it should be possible to separate the component of the Z effect due to direct association of Z with Y (by virtue of the estimated intercept [[delta].
The Venona intercepts add damning evidence that Hiss continued helping the Soviets during the 1940s.
Finally, marked and unmarked cars may participate in vehicle intercepts.