Definitions for interventionˌɪn tərˈvɛn ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in•ter•ven•tionˌɪn tərˈvɛn ʃən(n.)
the act or fact of intervening.
interposition or interference of one state in the affairs of another.
Origin of intervention:
1375–1425; late ME < LL interventiō mediation. See intervene , -tion
the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.)
"it occurs without human intervention"
a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries
the act or fact of interposing one thing between or among others
(law) a proceeding that permits a person to enter into a lawsuit already in progress; admission of person not an original party to the suit so that person can protect some right or interest that is allegedly affected by the proceedings
"the purpose of intervention is to prevent unnecessary duplication of lawsuits"
care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
intervention(noun)ˌɪn tərˈvɛn ʃən
involvement in order to change what is happening
The action of intervening; interfering in some course of events.
A legal motion through which a person or entity who has not been named as a party to a case seeks to have the court order that they be made a party.
the act of intervening; interposition
any interference that may affect the interests of others; especially, of one or more states with the affairs of another; mediation
the act by which a third person, to protect his own interest, interposes and becomes a party to a suit pending between other parties
An intervention is an orchestrated attempt by one or many people – usually family and friends – to get someone to seek professional help with an addiction or some kind of traumatic event or crisis, or other serious problem. The term intervention is most often used when the traumatic event involves addiction to drugs or other items. Intervention can also refer to the act of using a similar technique within a therapy session. Interventions have been used to address serious personal problems, including, but not limited to, alcoholism, compulsive gambling, drug abuse, compulsive eating and other eating disorders, self harm and being the victim of abuse.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
Action taken to divert a unit or force from its track, flight path, or mission.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'intervention' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3097
Rank popularity for the word 'intervention' in Nouns Frequency: #1213
Translations for intervention
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(an) act of intervening (in a quarrel etc).
- تَدَخُّل في نِزاعArabic
- intervençãoPortuguese (BR)
- das EingreifenGerman
- indgriben; interventionDanish
- μεσολάβηση, παρέμβασηGreek
- perbuatan ikut campurIndonesian
- meðalganga; afskiptiIcelandic
- campur tanganMalay
- zásah; zákrokSlovak
- intervention, ingripande, inskridandeSwedish
- araya girmeTurkish
- 干預，介入Chinese (Trad.)
- втручання; інтервенціяUkrainian
- sự can thiệpVietnamese
- 干预，介入Chinese (Simp.)
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