intel

noun
in·​tel | \ ˈin-ˌtel How to pronounce intel (audio) \

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 dataan intel briefing

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The Eastern Conference scout tells the Free Press that league-wide intel suggests Rose is content to pay any role. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Why Derrick Rose brings 'instant buckets' to Pistons and risky history," 1 July 2019 Scroll down for the latest intel and analysis, and our final projections for all 60 picks. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "2019 NBA Mock Draft 12.0: Trade Rumors and Final Projections," 20 June 2019 The intel panel’s investigation was separate from the probe being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Dom Calicchio, Fox News, "House intel panel to vote Friday on release of Russia probe transcripts," 27 Sep. 2018 Helen Mirren and Luke Evans play Anna’s handlers, while Cillian Murphy is a CIA agent who sees through her secret identity, and tries to take advantage of his intel. Noel Murray, chicagotribune.com, "‘Anna’ movie review: You’ve seen this female action hero before, in a better version titled ‘La Femme Nikita’," 26 June 2019 Helen Mirren and Luke Evans play Anna’s handlers, while Cillian Murphy is a CIA agent who sees through her secret identity, and tries to take advantage of his intel. Noel Murray, latimes.com, "Review: Luc Besson’s slick, over-the-top ‘Anna’ is overshadowed by its creator’s issues," 20 June 2019 The Health 202 predicts a hoard of reporters desperate for HHS intel will be awaiting him. Washington Post, "The Health 202: Everyone suddenly wants to fund community health centers," 6 Feb. 2018 Gather more travel intel on Twitter @lohayes, Facebook, or via FamilyTravel.com Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get outdoors news sent straight to your inbox. Lynn O’rourke Hayes, The Know, "Get hooked on these 5 great vacation spots for fly-fishing," 1 Aug. 2019 Reality Steve also has some intel on the situation, but hasn't commented much about it. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Tiyana Sky Says She Was Demi Burnett's Girlfriend Before 'Bachelor In Paradise'," 29 July 2019

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1961, in the meaning defined above

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