Definitions for Infiltration
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Infiltration
a process in which individuals (or small groups) penetrate an area (especially the military penetration of enemy positions without detection)
the slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium
"the percolation of rainwater through the soil"; "the infiltration of seawater through the lava"
The act or process of infiltrating, as of water into a porous substance, or of a fluid into the cells of an organ or part of the body.
The substance which has entered the pores or cavities of a body.
The act of entering a physical location and/or organization secretly.
the act or process of infiltrating, as if water into a porous substance, or of a fluid into the cells of an organ or part of the body
the substance which has entered the pores or cavities of a body
Infiltration is the process by which water on the ground surface enters the soil. Infiltration rate in soil science is a measure of the rate at which soil is able to absorb rainfall or irrigation. It is measured in inches per hour or millimeters per hour. The rate decreases as the soil becomes saturated. If the precipitation rate exceeds the infiltration rate, runoff will usually occur unless there is some physical barrier. It is related to the saturated hydraulic conductivity of the near-surface soil. The rate of infiltration can be measured using an infiltrometer.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. The movement through or into an area or territory occupied by either friendly or enemy troops or organizations. The movement is made, either by small groups or by individuals, at extended or irregular intervals. When used in connection with the enemy, it implies that contact is avoided. 2. In intelligence usage, placing an agent or other person in a target area in hostile territory. Usually involves crossing a frontier or other guarded line. Methods of infiltration are: black (clandestine); grey (through legal crossing point but under false documentation); and white (legal).
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