- the act or fact of intervening.
- interposition or interference of one state in the affairs of another.
Origin of intervention
Examples from the Web for interventional
Or Scott Kelly, also well trained as an interventional radiologist (though without a video).Doctors as Doormats in the David Petraeus Scandal
November 14, 2012
She is married to Scott Broadwell, an interventional radiologist.Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus’s Biographer, Is Allegedly His Mistress
November 10, 2012
- the act of intervening
- any interference in the affairs of others, esp by one state in the affairs of another
- economics the action of a central bank in supporting the international value of a currency by buying large quantities of the currency to keep the price up
- commerce the action of the EU in buying up surplus produce when the market price drops to a certain value
Word Origin and History for interventional
early 15c., "intercession, intercessory prayer," from Middle French intervention or directly from Late Latin interventionem (nominative interventio) "an interposing," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin intervenire "to come between, interrupt," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + venire "come" (see venue).
- Interference so as to modify a process or situation.