invasion

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in·va·sion

 (ĭn-vā′zhən)
n.
1. The act of invading, especially the entrance of an armed force into a territory to conquer.
2. The entry into bodily tissue and subsequent proliferation of an injurious entity, such as a pathogen or tumor.
3. An intrusion or encroachment: Your reading her diary was an invasion of her privacy.

[Middle English invasioun, from Old French invasion, from Late Latin invāsiō, invāsiōn-, from invāsus, past participle of invādere, to invade; see invade.]

invasion

(ɪnˈveɪʒən)
n
1. (Military) the act of invading with armed forces
2. any encroachment or intrusion: an invasion of rats.
3. the onset or advent of something harmful, esp of a disease
4. (Pathology) pathol the spread of cancer from its point of origin into surrounding tissues
5. (Botany) the movement of plants to a new area or to an area to which they are not native

in•va•sion

(ɪnˈveɪ ʒən)

n.
1. an act or instance of invading, esp. by an army.
2. the entrance or advent of anything troublesome or harmful, as disease.
3. entrance as if to take possession or overrun: the annual invasion of tourists.
4. infringement by intrusion: invasion of privacy.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin invāsiō < Latin invād(ere) to invade]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.invasion - the act of invadinginvasion - the act of invading; the act of an army that invades for conquest or plunder
penetration, incursion - an attack that penetrates into enemy territory
inroad - an invasion or hostile attack
2.invasion - any entry into an area not previously occupiedinvasion - any entry into an area not previously occupied; "an invasion of tourists"; "an invasion of locusts"
entering, entrance - a movement into or inward
3.invasion - (pathology) the spread of pathogenic microorganisms or malignant cells to new sites in the body; "the tumor's invasion of surrounding structures"
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
spread, spreading - process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space

invasion

noun
2. flood, flow, rush, arrival, influx, convergence, inflow, incursion, inundation, inrush Seaside resorts are preparing for an invasion of tourists.
3. intrusion, breach, violation, disturbance, disruption, infringement, overstepping, infiltration, encroachment, infraction, usurpation Is reading a child's diary a gross invasion of privacy?

invasion

noun
An act of invading, especially by military forces:
Translations
غَزْو
invaze
angrebinvasion
benyomulásinvázió
innrás
invázia
napadvdor
istilâ

invasion

[ɪnˈveɪʒən] Ninvasión f
invasion forcefuerza f invasora
it would be an invasion of privacy tosería una invasión de la intimidad ...

invasion

[ɪnˈveɪʒən] n
(by enemy) [country] → invasion f; [house, town] → invasion f
an invasion of flies → une invasion de mouches
a tourist invasion → une invasion de touristes
(= intrusion) an invasion of privacy → une atteinte à la vie privée
Is reading a child's diary always an invasion of privacy? → Lire le journal d'un enfant constitue-t-il toujours une atteinte à la vie privée?

invasion

n (lit, fig)Invasion f; (of privacy etc)Eingriff m (→ of in +acc); the Viking invasionder Einfall der Wikinger; the German invasion of Polandder Einmarsch or Einfall der Deutschen in Polen

invasion

[ɪnˈveɪʒn] ninvasione f
an invasion of sb's privacy → una violazione della privacy di qn

invade

(inˈveid) verb
(of an enemy) to enter (a country etc) with an army. Britain was twice invaded by the Romans.
inˈvader noun
a person, or (sometimes in singular with the) an armed force etc, that invades. Our armies fought bravely against the invader(s).
inˈvasion (-ʒən) noun

in·va·sion

n. invasión, acto de invadir.
References in classic literature ?
Then came the prayer just received from the Synod- a prayer for the deliverance of Russia from hostile invasion.
Opening his eyes, prepared for any hostile invasion from the unknown, he fell to watching a large cockroach crawling down the wall.
Historians of the Royal Navy in the pre-First World War period have long accepted that the two principal challenges facing naval planners at the turn of the twentieth century were those of safeguarding British seaborne trade and securing the United Kingdom from a hostile invasion.