wire|tap|ping

wire|tap|ping
wire|tap|ping «WYR TAP ihng», noun, adjective, or wire tapping.
–n.
the making of a secret connection with telephone, telegraph, or their wires, to listen to conversations or record information sent over them. Wiretapping is forbidden by law in many countries and states, except as specifically authorized by a qualified authority.
–adj.
of or having to do with wiretapping: »

a wiretapping system, wiretapping equipment. He faces trial on wiretapping charges in New York (Wall Street Journal). The two biggest wiretapping agencies in the U.S. are the FBI … and the New York City Police Department (Time).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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