- 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 intervention
But South Koreans have a troubled history with American intervention in Korean markets.
American intervention in Korea has frequently sparked protests, especially over film.
My family is ready to mount an intervention, and cancel my streaming accounts.The Best Albums of 2014
December 13, 2014
The second intervention was much more blatant and actually occurred in the middle of an election campaign.The Inside Story of U.S. Meddling in Israel’s Elections
Aaron David Miller
December 4, 2014
It was an intimate and somber plea, like a parent opening an intervention with a wayward child.How to Run a Statewide Campaign on $38
November 12, 2014
There was no opportunity for its intervention while the melley lasted.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
It is only by the intervention of a miracle that we can ever revisit the dear, lamented fields of Clwyd.
The intervention of the retinue of Roderic was scarcely admitted.
He prayed, too, that there might be no need for his intervention.St. Martin's Summer
It is not an intervention of public interest that is usually welcomed.Herbert Hoover
- 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 intervention
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.