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in·cur·sion

 (ĭn-kûr′zhən, -shən)
n.
1. An aggressive entrance into foreign territory; a raid or invasion.
2. The act of entering another's territory or domain.
3. The act of entering or running into: homes damaged by the incursion of floodwater.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin incursiō, incursiōn-, from incursus, past participle of incurrere, to run upon; see incur.]

incursion

(ɪnˈkɜːʃən)
n
1. (Military) a sudden invasion, attack, or raid
2. the act of running or leaking into; penetration
[C15: from Latin incursiō onset, attack, from incurrere to run into; see incur]
incursive adj

in•cur•sion

(ɪnˈkɜr ʒən, -ʃən)

n.
1. a hostile entrance into or invasion of a place or territory; raid.
2. an inroad; penetration.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin incursiō, derivative (with -tiō -tion) of incurrere; see incur]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incursion - the act of entering some territory or domain (often in large numbers); "the incursion of television into the American living room"
incoming, ingress, entering, entrance, entry - the act of entering; "she made a grand entrance"
2.incursion - an attack that penetrates into enemy territory
attack, onrush, onset, onslaught - (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn"
interpenetration - the action of penetrating between or among
breakthrough - a penetration of a barrier such as an enemy's defense
invasion - the act of invading; the act of an army that invades for conquest or plunder
infiltration - a process in which individuals (or small groups) penetrate an area (especially the military penetration of enemy positions without detection)
foray, maraud, raid - a sudden short attack
3.incursion - the mistake of incurring liability or blame
error, fault, mistake - a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"

incursion

noun foray, raid, invasion, penetration, infiltration, inroad, irruption armed incursions into border areas by rebel forces

incursion

noun
An act of invading, especially by military forces:
Translations

incursion

[ɪnˈkɜːʃən] Nincursión f

incursion

[ɪnˈkɜːrʃən] n (MILITARY)incursion f

incursion

nEinfall m, → Eindringen nt (→ into in +acc); (fig)Ausflug m (→ into in +acc)

incursion

[ɪnˈkɜːʃn] nincursione f
References in classic literature ?
Owing to the mutual hostilities of the different tribes I have mentioned, the mountainous tracts which separate their respective territories remain altogether uninhabited; the natives invariably dwelling in the depths of the valleys, with a view of securing themselves from the predatory incursions of their enemies, who often lurk along their borders, ready to cut off any imprudent straggler, or make a descent upon the inmates of some sequestered habitation.
Their only possessions were horses, which they caught on the prairies, or reared, or captured on predatory incursions into the Mexican territories, as has already been mentioned.
It is true, the Gauls were western; but we read but of two incursions of theirs: the one to Gallo-Grecia, the other to Rome.
Clara, in the course of her incursions into those artistic circles which were the highest within her reach, discovered that her conversational qualifications were expected to include a grounding in the novels of Mr.
The tribe had grown larger since Tarzan had come among them, for under the leadership of Kerchak they had been able to frighten the other tribes from their part of the jungle so that they had plenty to eat and little or no loss from predatory incursions of neighbors.
Whether we speak of the migration of the peoples and the incursions of the barbarians, or of the decrees of Napoleon III, or of someone's action an hour ago in choosing one direction out of several for his walk, we are unconscious of any contradiction.
Straits and dreaded for their desolating incursions.
And just in time thou com'st to have a view Of his great power; for now the Parthian king In Ctesiphon hath gathered all his host Against the Scythian, whose incursions wild Have wasted Sogdiana; to her aid He marches now in haste.
He made daring incursions into the realm of the unreal without renouncing his residence in the partly surveyed and charted region of what we are pleased to call certitude.
We travelled near a month after this, the ways not being so good as at first, though still in the dominions of the Emperor of China, but lay for the most part in the villages, some of which were fortified, because of the incursions of the Tartars.
About the first of August, I made an incursion into the Indian country, with a party of nineteen men, in order to surprise a small town up Sciotha, called Paint-Creek-Town.
No feudal baron in Magna Charta times could have more thoroughly resented some incursion of the crown.