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ingress

[ in-gres ]
/ ˈɪn grɛs /
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noun

the act of going in or entering.
the right to enter.
a means or place of entering; entryway.
Astronomy. immersion (def. 5).

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Origin of ingress

1400–50; late Middle English <Latin ingressus a going in, commencing, equivalent to ingred-, stem of ingredī to go or step into, commence (see in-2, gradient) + -tus suffix of v. action, with -dt->-ss-

OTHER WORDS FROM ingress

in·gres·sion [in-gresh-uhn], /ɪnˈgrɛʃ ən/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ingress

ingress
/ (ˈɪŋɡrɛs) /

noun

the act of going or coming in; an entering
a way in; entrance
the right or permission to enter
astronomy another name for immersion (def. 2)

Derived forms of ingress

ingression (ɪnˈɡrɛʃən), noun

Word Origin for ingress

C15: from Latin ingressus, from ingredī to go in, from gradī to step, go
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