Definitions for penetrationˌpɛn ɪˈtreɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pen•e•tra•tionˌpɛn ɪˈtreɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act or power of penetrating.

  2. mental acuteness; discernment.

  3. the obtaining of a share of a market for some commodity or service.

    Category: Business

  4. the extension of influence into the affairs of another nation.

  5. a military attack that penetrates into enemy territory.

    Category: Military

  6. the depth to which a projectile goes into the target.

Origin of penetration:

1595–1605; < LL penetrātiō. See penetrate , -tion

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

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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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