Definitions for Invasionɪnˈveɪ ʒən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an act or instance of invading, esp. by an army.
the entrance or advent of anything troublesome or harmful, as disease.
entrance as if to take possession or overrun:
the annual invasion of tourists.
infringement by intrusion:
invasion of privacy.
Origin of invasion:
1400–50; late ME < LL invāsiō < L invād(ere) to invade
the act of invading; the act of an army that invades for conquest or plunder
invasion, encroachment, intrusion(noun)
any entry into an area not previously occupied
"an invasion of tourists"; "an invasion of locusts"
(pathology) the spread of pathogenic microorganisms or malignant cells to new sites in the body
"the tumor's invasion of surrounding structures"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
when one country invades another country
the invasion of Poland
when large numbers of things or people come into a place
the town's annual tourist invasion
when sb illegally intrudes into the personal life of another person
Is this government policy an invasion of our privacy?
A military action consisting of armed forces of one geopolitical entity entering territory controlled by another such entity, generally with the objective of conquering territory or altering the established government.
the entry of a large group into a new area.
Origin: From invasion
the act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass
a warlike or hostile entrance into the possessions or domains of another; the incursion of an army for conquest or plunder
the incoming or first attack of anything hurtful or pernicious; as, the invasion of a disease
An invasion is a military offensive in which large parts of the armed forces of one geopolitical entity aggressively enter territory controlled by another such entity, generally with the objective of either conquering, liberating or re-establishing control or authority over a territory, forcing the partition of a country, altering the established government or gaining concessions from said government, or a combination thereof. An invasion can be the cause of a war, be a part of a larger strategy to end a war, or it can constitute an entire war in itself. Due to the large scale of the operations associated with invasions, they are usually strategic in planning and execution.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Invasion' in Nouns Frequency: #1794
Translations for Invasion
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- invasãoPortuguese (BR)
- die InvasionGerman
- invasion; angrebDanish
- betörés, benyomulás, invázióHungarian
- užpuolimas, invazijaLithuanian
- iebrukums; iekarošana; okupācijaLatvian
- invasjon, inntrengingNorwegian
- 侵略Chinese (Trad.)
- навала, вторгненняUkrainian
- sự xâm phạmVietnamese
- 侵略Chinese (Simp.)
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