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The policy or practice of intervening, especially:
a. The policy of intervening in the affairs of another sovereign state.
b. The use of government power to control or influence domestic economic activity.
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(ˌɪn tərˈvɛn ʃəˌnɪz əm)

the policy or doctrine of intervening, esp. government interference in the affairs of another state.
in`ter•ven′tion•ist, n., adj.
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the doctrine supporting intervention, especially in international affairs and the politics of other countries. — interventionist, n., adj.
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[ˌɪntəˈvenʃənɪzəm] Nintervencionismo m
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[ˌɪntəˈvɛnʃnɪzm] ninterventismo
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