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"
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.
Etymology: From invasion
the entry of a large group into a new area.
Etymology: 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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In war, is the entrance or attack of an enemy on the dominions of another.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'invasion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4576
Rank popularity for the word 'invasion' in Nouns Frequency: #1794
The numerical value of invasion in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of invasion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of invasion in a Sentence
If they are charging people with crimes … if it gets to that level then the courts may revisit the issue about privacy, but if it does n’t go that far, and it’s used for basically data collection and medical purposes to help fight the crisis, then I do n’t think there is any basis to say there’s an invasion of privacy.
It's a symbol of family and my ancestors who defended the state from invasion. It was about standing up to a central government, the things that our ancestors fought for were not novel and they really are the same issues we have today.
With each passing day, we see the destruction advance: deforestation, invasion, logging, we are sad because the forest is dying at every moment. We feel the climate changing and the world needs the forest.
To celebrate an invasion which has seen our people dispossessed, displaced and oppressed for some 230 years, is plain offensive.
The US is disturbing the global peace and stability and insisting on the gangster-like logic that its invasion of a sovereign state is 'decisive, and just, and proportionate' and contributes to 'defending' the international order in its bid to apply it to the Korean Peninsula as well.
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Translations for invasion
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- انتهاك, إغارة, غزوArabic
- invasióCatalan, Valencian
- invaze, vpádCzech
- Invasion, ÜberfallGerman
- invaasio, tunkeutuminenFinnish
- ներխուժում, արշավանքArmenian
- invasione, calataItalian
- 侵略, 侵攻Japanese
- 침공, 침입Korean
- AmarschLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- invasjonNorwegian Nynorsk
- xâm lược, xâm chiếmVietnamese
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