invasion

[In*va┬Ěsion]

An invasion is the movement of an army into a region, usually in a hostile attack that's part of a war or conflict. World history is full of descriptions of invasions.

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The act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass.

Noun
the act of invading; the act of an army that invades for conquest or plunder

Noun
(pathology) the spread of pathogenic microorganisms or malignant cells to new sites in the body; "the tumor''s invasion of surrounding structures"

Noun
any entry into an area not previously occupied; "an invasion of tourists"; "an invasion of locusts"


n.
The act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass.

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A warlike or hostile entrance into the possessions or domains of another; the incursion of an army for conquest or plunder.

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The incoming or first attack of anything hurtful or pernicious; as, the invasion of a disease.


Invasion

In*va"sion , n. [L. invasio: cf. F. invasion. See Invade.] 1. The act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass. 2. A warlike or hostile entrance into the possessions or domains of another; the incursion of an army for conquest or plunder. 3. The incoming or first attack of anything hurtful or pernicious; as, the invasion of a disease. Syn. -- Invasion, Irruption, Inroad. Invasion is the generic term, denoting a forcible entrance into a foreign country. Incursion signifies a hasty and sudden invasion. Irruption denotes particularly violent invasion. Inroad is entry by some unusual way involving trespass and injury.

The act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass.

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Usage Examples

The worst thing about being famous is the invasion of your privacy.

I think the way things have been left after Iraq is that people won't believe the Government of the day, so they have to know that lessons have been learnt and that all political parties and people, whether they were for or against the invasion of Iraq, have learnt lessons.

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Other Usage Examples

An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.

For a war correspondent to miss an invasion is like refusing a date with Lana Turner.

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