What does penetration mean?

Definitions for penetrationˌpɛn ɪˈtreɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. penetration, incursion(noun)

    an attack that penetrates into enemy territory

  2. penetration, insight(noun)

    clear or deep perception of a situation

  3. penetration(noun)

    the act of entering into or through something

    "the penetration of upper management by women"

  4. penetration(noun)

    the ability to make way into or through something

    "the greater penetration of the new projectiles will result in greater injuries"

  5. penetration(noun)

    the depth to which something penetrates (especially the depth reached by a projectile that hits a target)

  6. penetration(noun)

    the act (by a man) of inserting his penis into the vagina of a woman


  1. penetration(Noun)

    The act of penetrating something.

    Any penetration, however slight, is sufficient to complete the offense.

  2. penetration(Noun)

    Specifically, the insertion of the penis (or similar object) during sexual intercourse.

  3. penetration(Noun)

    The act of penetrating a given situation with the mind or faculties; perception, discernment.

  4. Origin: From pénétration, and its source, penetratio, from the participle stem of penetro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Penetration(noun)

    the act or process of penetrating, piercing, or entering; also, the act of mentally penetrating into, or comprehending, anything difficult

  2. Penetration(noun)

    acuteness; insight; sharp discoverment; sagacity; as, a person of singular penetration


  1. Penetration

    Penetration is a punk rock band from County Durham, England formed in 1976. They re-formed in 2001 with several new members. Their debut single, "Don’t Dictate", is now acknowledged as a classic punk rock single and their debut album, Moving Targets, is still widely admired

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. penetration

    In land operations, a form of offensive which seeks to break through the enemy

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of penetration in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of penetration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles Talleyrand:

    To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool, than to discover who is a clever man.

  2. Nate Galbreath:

    In addition to that, they are less likely to have situations that involve alcohol and they are more likely that when there's a threat of penetration or when penetration occurred, to experience injury.

  3. Robert Burns:

    I want someone to laugh with me, someone to be grave with me, someone to please me and help my discrimination with his or her own remark, and at times, no doubt, to admire my acuteness and penetration.

  4. Matthias Berninger:

    Pet food penetration in China is very, very low, people didn't believe chocolate would ever be something Chinese consumers would like, let alone that Chinese consumers would become passionate pet owners.

  5. Mitchell Pratt:

    As you get more economies of scale, you'll see more and more shifting over to natural gas, i think you are going to see larger and larger penetration of natural gas trucks in the marketplace. The economics are there.

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