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ˌpɛn ɪˈtreɪ ʃənpen·e·tra·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. penetration, incursionnoun

    an attack that penetrates into enemy territory

  2. penetration, insightnoun

    clear or deep perception of a situation

  3. penetrationnoun

    the act of entering into or through something

    "the penetration of upper management by women"

  4. penetrationnoun

    the ability to make way into or through something

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

  5. penetrationnoun

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

  6. penetrationnoun

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


  1. penetrationnoun

    The act of penetrating something.

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

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

  2. penetrationnoun

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

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

  3. penetrationnoun

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Penetrationnoun

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

  2. Penetrationnoun

    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

Examples of penetration in a Sentence

  1. Commissioner Emmanuel Dooc:

    We are aiming to at least achieve the penetration rate of Southeast Asia within the next three to four years.

  2. Alyssa Dweck:

    Around 70 percent of women orgasm through direct clitoral stimulation rather than vaginal penetration.

  3. Anthony Fauci:

    The idea of vaccinating teachers is very high up in the priority, as well as doing surveillance in the schools so that you can get a good feel for the penetration of infection.

  4. James McQuivey:

    Apple is selling TV devices fairly briskly, but it won't ever reach the penetration Samsung has, and given how important services revenue has become for Apple, it makes tremendous sense to put the iTunes store on Samsung's platform.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of penetration

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