intrusion Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “intrusion” in the English Dictionary

"intrusion" in British English

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intrusionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ɪnˈtruː.ʒən/
C2 an ​occasion when someone goes into a ​place or ​situation where they are not ​wanted or ​expected to be: They ​complained about ​excessivegovernment intrusion (= ​unwantedinvolvement) intotheirlegitimateactivities. His ​phonecall was a welcome intrusion into an ​otherwisetediousmorning.
(Definition of intrusion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"intrusion" in American English

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intrusion noun (GOING INTO A PLACE)

[C/U] the ​act of going into a ​place or ​becominginvolved in a ​situation where you are not ​wanted or do not ​belong: [U] They ​complained that ​building a new ​airportnearby would be a ​noisy intrusion on ​theirquietlives.

intrusion noun (FLOWING OF ROCK)

earth science [U] the ​flowing of ​hotmeltedrock into ​layers or ​cracks of ​rocks that already ​exist
(Definition of intrusion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “intrusion”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不受欢迎者…
in Turkish mahremiyete tecavüz, rahatsız etme, münasebetsizlik…
in Russian вторжение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 闖入, 侵入…
in Polish najście, wtrącanie się…
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