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Meaning of INTRUSION

Pronunciation:  in'troozhun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  entrance by force or without permission or welcome
  2. [n]  entry to another's property without right or permission
  3. [n]  any entry into an area not previously occupied; "an invasion of tourists"; "an invasion of locusts"
  4. [n]  rock produced by an intrusive process
  5. [n]  the forcing of molten rock into fissures or between strata of an earlier rock formation

INTRUSION is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: encroachment, encroachment, invasion, trespass, usurpation, violation
 See Also: actus reus, entering, entering, entrance, entrance, entry, geological process, incoming, ingress, inroad, misconduct, rock, stone, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*tru"sion\, n. [Cf. F. intrusion. See {Intrude}.]
1. The act of intruding, or of forcing in; especially, the
   forcing (one's self) into a place without right or
   welcome; encroachment.

         Why this intrusion? Were not my orders that I should
         be private?                           --Addison.

2. (Geol.) The penetrating of one rock, while in a plastic or
   metal state, into the cavities of another.

3. (Law) The entry of a stranger, after a particular estate
   or freehold is determined, before the person who holds in
   remainder or reversion has taken possession.

4. (Scotch Ch.) The settlement of a minister over 3
   congregation without their consent.

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