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Meaning of INCURSION

Pronunciation:  in'kurzhun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of entering some territory or domain (often in large numbers); "the incursion of television into the American livingroom"
  2. [n]  the mistake of incurring liability or blame
  3. [n]  an attack that penetrates into enemy territory

INCURSION is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: penetration
 See Also: attack, breakthrough, entering, entrance, entry, error, fault, foray, incoming, infiltration, ingress, interpenetration, invasion, maraud, mistake, onrush, onset, onslaught, raid



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*cur"sion\, n. [L. incursio: cf. F. incursion. See
1. A running into; hence, an entering into a territory with
   hostile intention; a temporary invasion; a predatory or
   harassing inroad; a raid.

         The Scythian, whose incursions wild Have wasted
         Sogdiana.                             --Milton.

         The incursions of the Goths disordered the affairs
         of the Roman Empire.                  --Arbuthnot.

2. Attack; occurrence. [Obs.]

         Sins of daily incursion.              --South.

Syn: Invasion; inroad; raid; foray; sally; attack; onset;
     irruption. See {Invasion}.

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