intel

noun in·tel \ ˈin-ˌtel \
Updated on: 19 Apr 2018

Definition of intel

: useful information concerning a subject of interest (such as an enemy) : intelligence
  • Fresh and accurate intel would result in successful operations.
  • —Darryl Young
  • The airlines crave intel on your food allergies, your tolerance for G-forces and your propensity for air rage.
  • —McKenzie Funk
often used before another noun
  • intel data
  • an intel briefing

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First Known Use of intel

1961

in the meaning defined above

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