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Definitions for penetration
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

Wiktionary

  1. penetrationnoun

    The act of penetrating something.

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

  2. penetrationnoun

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

  3. penetrationnoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Penetrationnoun

    Etymology: penetration, Fr. from penetrate.

    It warms
    The universe, and to each inward part
    With gentle penetration though unseen
    Shoots invisible virtue even to the deep. John Milton, Par. Lost.

    A penetration into the abstruse difficulties and depths of modern algebra and fluxions, is not worth the labour of those who design either of the three learned professions. Isaac Watts.

    The proudest admirer of his own parts might consult with others, though of inferior capacity and penetration. Isaac Watts.

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

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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Numerology

  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. Brian Gouldie:

    We want to make sure we remain ahead of the investment curve ... drive data penetration.

  2. Toby Wilkinson:

    I think by using modern seismic X-ray technology it should be possible to look through the walls and see if there are significant anomalies or indeed gaps in the bedrock behind those walls, that sort of ground penetration radar is well developed. It's been used in the Valley of the Kings and other places in Egypt.

  3. Richard Alonso:

    If EPA is going to use an extraordinary action like a waiver, then at least EPA must remove any structural impediments that prevent penetration of renewable fuels.

  4. Dan Donohoe:

    Although the incident does not appear to have been sexually motivated, the charges reflect that the attack involved an attempted or threatened penetration with a broom handle while one student was restrained by several others.

  5. 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.

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