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tap
To draw energy from a circuit. 2. To monitor, with or without authorization, the information that is being transmitted via a communications circuit. 3. To extract a portion of the signal from an optical fiber or communications link. Note: One method of tapping an optical fiber is to bend it to a relatively short radius, thus promoting radiation of a portion of the optical signal. [After FAA]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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