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English definition of “penetration”

penetration

noun [U] uk   /ˌpen.ɪˈtreɪ.ʃən/ us  

penetration noun [U] (MOVEMENT INTO)

a movement into or through something or someone: Sunscreens can help reduce the penetration of ultraviolet rays into the skin. The company is trying to increase its penetration of the market. the act of a man putting his penis into his partner's body during sex

penetration noun [U] (UNDERSTANDING)

formal someone's ability to understand quickly and well
(Definition of penetration from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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