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007 /duh-b(ə)l oh se-v(ə)n, ˈdʌb(ə)l əʊ ˈsɛv(ə)n/ n. [Eng., the personal code of James Bond, a fictional British spy invented by author Ian Fleming (1908–1964)]

[1953 Ian Fleming Casino Royale, ch. 3, 29 Number 007 [ch. title]  31 [‘A]nyway he’s got the right man and wants to try him out on the job.’ ‘Who is it?’ asked Number Two. ‘One of the Double O’s – I guess 007. He’s tough and M. thinks there may be trouble with those gunmen of Le Chiffre’s. ..’ .. James Bond’s interview with M. had been short. ‘What about it, Bond?’ asked M. when Bond came back into his room after reading Head of S.’s memorandum and after gazing for ten minutes out of the waiting-room window at the distant trees in the park.]

mil. slang  One who secretly reports to military authorities on what is said and done by others; an informer.
1978 Leong Choon Cheong Youth in the Army 315 007. Someone who works under cover, who makes secret reports of the words, deeds and thoughts of others. Source: James Bond’s films. Favourite recipients of the label: informants of the Security Platoon.

1.5 /wun point fıv, wʌn pɔɪnt faɪv/ n. [poss. ‘three over two’ < 302mil. slang  A homosexual man, a gay man.  Compare 302.

302 /three oh too, θriː əʊ tuː/ n. [Eng.; prob. < section 302 of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (2nd ed.) (DSM II): see quot. 1968] mil. slang  A homosexual man, a gay man.  Compare 1.5.

[1968 American Psychiatric Association, Committee on Nomenclature and Statistics, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (2nd ed.) (DSM II), 44. [Section] 302 Sexual deviations1 This category is for individuals whose sexual interests are directed primarily toward objects other than people of the opposite sex, toward sexual acts not usually associated with coitus, or toward coitus performed under bizarre circumstances as in necrophilia, pedophilia, sexual sadism, and fetishism. Even though many find their practices distasteful, they remain unable to substitute normal sexual behavior for them. This diagnosis is not appropriate for individuals who perform deviant sexual acts because normal sexual objects are not available to them.
302.0 Sexual orientation disturbance [Homosexuality] This is for individuals whose sexual interests are directed primarily toward people of the same sex and who are either disturbed by, in conflict with, or wish to change their sexual orientation. This diagnostic category is distinguished from homosexuality, which by itself does not constitute a psychiatric disorder. Homosexuality per se is one form of sexual behavior, and with other forms of sexual behavior which are not by themselves psychiatric disorders, are not listed in this nomenclature.
1 This term and its definition are inconsistent with the change in thinking that led to the substitution of Sexual Orientation Disturbance for Homosexuality in the list below. However, since no specific recommendations were made for changing this category or its definition, this category remains unchanged for the time being.]

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