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English Dictionary: Intrusion by the DICT Development Group
2 results for Intrusion
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. any entry into an area not previously occupied; "an invasion of tourists"; "an invasion of locusts"
    Synonym(s): invasion, encroachment, intrusion
  2. entrance by force or without permission or welcome
  3. the forcing of molten rock into fissures or between strata of an earlier rock formation
  4. rock produced by an intrusive process
  5. entry to another's property without right or permission
    Synonym(s): trespass, encroachment, violation, intrusion, usurpation
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Intrusion \In*tru"sion\, n. [Cf. F. intrusion. See {Intrude}.]
      1. The act of intruding, or of forcing in; especially, the
            forcing (one's self) into a place without right or
            welcome; encroachment.
                     Why this intrusion? Were not my orders that I should
                     be private?                                       --Addison.
      2. (Geol.) The penetrating of one rock, while in a plastic or
            metal state, into the cavities of another.
      3. (Law) The entry of a stranger, after a particular estate
            or freehold is determined, before the person who holds in
            remainder or reversion has taken possession.
      4. (Scotch Ch.) The settlement of a minister over 3
            congregation without their consent.
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