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in·ter·ven·tion

intervention

 
 
pronunciation:
In tr ven shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of interfering so as to prevent something from happening
He married her despite his parents' attempt at intervention.
definition 2: involvement in order to make changes or corrections.
The planted forest is thriving now and requires no human intervention.
definition 3: an aggressive or invasive action that seeks to prevent severe harm or damage.
surgical interventiondrug intervention
definition 4: an act of interference by one nation in the affairs of another, as with military force.
If the civil conflict continues to escalate in that country, a military intervention may be the only way to stop the slaughter of civilians.
derivation: interventional (adj.)
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