infiltration


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in·fil·tra·tion

 (ĭn′fĭl-trā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of infiltrating.
2. The state of being infiltrated.
3. Something that infiltrates.

infiltration

1. The movement through or into an area or territory occupied by either friendly or enemy troops or organizations. The movement is made, either by small groups or by individuals, at extended or irregular intervals. When used in connection with the enemy, it infers that contact is avoided.
2. In intelligence usage, placing an agent or other person in a target area in hostile territory. Usually involves crossing a frontier or other guarded line. Methods of infiltration are: black (clandestine); grey (through legal crossing point but under false documentation); and white (legal).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infiltration - a process in which individuals (or small groups) penetrate an area (especially the military penetration of enemy positions without detection)infiltration - a process in which individuals (or small groups) penetrate an area (especially the military penetration of enemy positions without detection)
penetration, incursion - an attack that penetrates into enemy territory
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
2.infiltration - the slow passage of a liquid through a filtering mediuminfiltration - the slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium; "the percolation of rainwater through the soil"; "the infiltration of seawater through the lava"
filtration - the process whereby fluids pass through a filter or a filtering medium
Translations

infiltration

[ˌɪnfɪlˈtreɪʃən] N (gen) → infiltración f

infiltration

[ˌɪnfɪlˈtreɪʃən] n [organization] → infiltration f

infiltration

n
(Mil) → Infiltration f; (Pol) → Unterwanderung f; the infiltration of spiesdas Einschleusen von Spionen; by infiltration of the enemy’s linesdurch Eindringen in die feindlichen Linien, durch Infiltration der feindlichen Linien
(of liquid)Eindringen nt, → Durchsickern nt, → Einsickern nt

infiltration

[ˌɪnfɪlˈtreɪʃn] ninfiltrazione f

in·fil·tra·tion

n. infiltración, acumulación de sustancias extrañas en un tejido o célula.

infiltration

n infiltración f
References in classic literature ?
The black, with the twisted hand of leprosy and with a barely perceptible infiltration of the same disease thickening the skin of the forehead between the eyes, bent over his polishing, and ever his lips moved, repeating over and over, "Killeny Boy."
(8,9) Given this retraction, evaluating the musculature using MR sagittal images may not give an accurate representation of the musculature and consequently the degree of fatty infiltration. Using standard imaging parameters, coronal oblique images tend to include more of the muscle bellies of the rotator cuff than sagittal oblique images.
One he called "casual infiltration" and the other "network and current-led infiltration."
I&I causes surcharging which results in exfiltration as well as infiltration. This vicious cycle allows soil fines and debris to enter our collection systems through joints and cracks--creating voids outside the pipes--leading to unstable sewer trenches and creating the potential for sinkholes.
Subjects were randomly allocated into two groups One group received 4% articaine buccal infiltration and the other group received inferior alveolar nerve block of 4% articaine.
There was no statistically significant difference between the articaine formulation as buccal infiltration and lidocaine formulation as IANB with regard to anesthetic success (p value =0.220).
Today, our forces have foiled yet another infiltration attempt of Pakistani BAT squad.
Thus, the purpose of this study was to compare the anaesthetic success rate of buccal infiltration combined with intraligamentary injections of 4% articaine and 2% lidocaine in mandibular molars with irreversible pulpitis.
The reporter pointed out an army unit working in Talet al-Hammamiyat in Meharda northern countryside carried out an operation on the direction of infiltration and movement of the so-called "Kataeb al-Ezza"-linked terrorist groups in the vicinity of Tal al-Sakher village.
Lt Col Sarkhi explained how infiltration can have a negative effect on the security of the country.
Already an FDA-cleared standalone device that can be integrated with any infusion pump or IV gravity infusion, the ivWatch Model 400 provides infiltration notifications through the Philips IntelliBridge EC10 Interface Module or IntelliBridge EC10 integral Interface Board with Open Interface Driver (ED101) and EC5 ID Module on MP40-90 and MX400-800 Philips patient monitors.