in·tel | \ˈin-ˌtel \

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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Opportunity was initially meant to be on a 90-day mission, but is still exploring Mars and sending back extraordinary images and intel on Mars. Gina Martinez, Time, "The Mars Opportunity Rover Has Defied All Odds for 15 Years. But Now, It Could Be in Danger," 6 July 2018 Hodges' main role, though, was assisting Pantoni and the recruiting staff in gathering intel on potential Ohio State targets, watching film, coordinating visits, tracking grades and setting up recruiting boards. Bill Landis,, "Ohio State football losing key recruiting staffer Eron Hodges to Purdue," 21 Apr. 2018 The indictment of the 12 Russian intel officers comes just days before Trump is slated to hold a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "12 Russian Intel officials indicted for allegedly hacking Clinton campaign, DNC emails: What to know," 13 July 2018 With this intel, Cheryl rushes to help Toni and the Serpents. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Riverdale Season 2 Episode 22: Did Jughead Die in the Season Finale?," 17 May 2018 Morgan Stanley was mandated to help Citadel Securities determine the open price based on supply and demand intel gleaned from conversations with existing and potential investors. Fortune, "Spotify Stock Goes Public, Giving the Streaming Music Giant a $30 Billion Market Cap," 3 Apr. 2018 And Tellem had firsthand intel on Casey’s touch with young players. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey 'never put us down,' says Raptors PG," 6 July 2018 Snell and his team work with MPD to get intel to prevent bigger incidents. Lainey Seyler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Backpack restrictions are part of PrideFest security, but so is creating a safe space for the LGBTQ community," 5 June 2018 So pay attention to the list of winners—it'll give you intel on up-and-coming travel destinations. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "Europe's 2018 Capitals of Culture Are Valletta and Leeuwarden—But What Does It Mean?," 22 Jan. 2018

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1961, in the meaning defined above

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