Definitions for Infiltration

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. infiltration(noun)

    a process in which individuals (or small groups) penetrate an area (especially the military penetration of enemy positions without detection)

  2. percolation, infiltration(noun)

    the slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium

    "the percolation of rainwater through the soil"; "the infiltration of seawater through the lava"

GCIDE

  1. Infiltration(n.)

    The act or process of infiltrating, as of water into a porous substance, of a fluid into the cells of an organ or part of the body, or of persons into a hostile organization.

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. infiltration.]

Wiktionary

  1. infiltration(Noun)

    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.

  2. infiltration(Noun)

    The substance which has entered the pores or cavities of a body.

  3. infiltration(Noun)

    The act of entering a physical location and/or organization secretly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Infiltration(noun)

    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

  2. Infiltration(noun)

    the substance which has entered the pores or cavities of a body

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. infiltration.]

Freebase

  1. Infiltration

    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. infiltration

    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).

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Joe Arpaio:

    I wanted to get to the bottom of this massive infiltration.

  2. Jitendra Singh:

    There have been earlier also reports of Pakistan infiltration and cross-border mischief in this area.

  3. Jitendra Singh:

    There have also been earlier reports of Pakistan infiltration and cross-border mischief in this area.

  4. Hassan Rouhani:

    We should not arrest people without reason, making up cases against them and say they are a part of an infiltration network.

  5. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:

    The main targets of this infiltration are the elites, influential people and decision-makers. This is why infiltration is such a great danger.

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