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ingress

[in-gres]
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noun
  1. the act of going in or entering.
  2. the right to enter.
  3. a means or place of entering; entryway.
  4. 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-
Related formsin·gres·sion [in-gresh-uh n] /ɪnˈgrɛʃ ən/, noun
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Related Words for ingression

acceptance, access, admittance, confirmation, designation, door, entrance, ingress, initiation, introduction, intromission, permission, reception, recognition, way, welcome, certification, entree

Examples from the Web for ingression

Historical Examples of ingression

  • Long live our alliance of the fight with the lie and may the victory triumph the ingression of low force.

    The History of the 51st (Highland) Division 1914-1918

    Frederick William Bewsher

  • You may have noticed that I am using the term ‘ingression’ to denote the general relation of objects to events.

    The Concept of Nature

    Alfred North Whitehead

  • Also the modification of events by ingression is susceptible of quantitative differences.

    The Concept of Nature

    Alfred North Whitehead

  • I will use the term ‘ingression into nature’ for this systematic correlation of the blue with nature.

    The Concept of Nature

    Alfred North Whitehead

  • Thus the ingression of blue into any definite event is a part statement of the fact of the ingression of blue into nature.

    The Concept of Nature

    Alfred North Whitehead


British Dictionary definitions for ingression

ingress

noun
  1. the act of going or coming in; an entering
  2. a way in; entrance
  3. the right or permission to enter
  4. astronomy another name for immersion (def. 2)
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Derived Formsingression (ɪnˈɡrɛʃən), noun

Word Origin for ingress

C15: from Latin ingressus, from ingredī to go in, from gradī to step, go
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Word Origin and History for ingression

ingress

n.

mid-15c., from Latin ingressus "an advance; walking; an entry," from past participle stem of ingredi "to step into, enter" (see ingredient). The verb, sometimes said to be American English, is attested from early 14c.

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