intrusion

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See also: intrusión

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French intrusion, from Medieval Latin intrusio

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈtɹuːʒən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːʒən

Noun[edit]

intrusion (countable and uncountable, plural intrusions)

  1. The forcible inclusion or entry of an external group or individual; the act of intruding.
    He viewed sales calls as an unwelcome intrusion.
    • 2012 December 14, Simon Jenkins, “We mustn't overreact to North Korea boys' toys”, in The Guardian Weekly[1], volume 188, number 2, page 23:
      The threat of terrorism to the British lies in the overreaction to it of British governments. Each one in turn clicks up the ratchet of surveillance, intrusion and security. Each one diminishes liberty.
  2. (geology) Magma forced into other rock formations; the rock formed when such magma solidifies.
  3. A structure that lies within a historic district but is nonhistoric and irrelevant to the district.
    • 1969, The National Register of Historic Places, 1969[2], Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, page 275:
      This setting is slightly altered by modern intrusion.
    • 1997, “Defining boundaries for National Register properties”, in National Register Bulletin[3], Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, page 27:
      Although there are modern intrusions (a road and communications facilities on the summit), the mountain is important to the Kumeyaay community's belief system.

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fr

Noun[edit]

intrusion f (plural intrusions)

  1. intrusion

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