[ in-ter-ven-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈvɛn ʃən /
the act or fact of intervening.
interposition or interference of one state in the affairs of another.
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Origin of intervention
OTHER WORDS FROM interventionin·ter·ven·tion·al, in·ter·ven·tion·ar·y, adjectivepro·in·ter·ven·tion, adjectivere·in·ter·ven·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for intervention
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British Dictionary definitions for intervention
/ (ˌɪntəˈvɛnʃən) /
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
Derived forms of interventioninterventional, adjective
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Medical definitions for intervention
[ ĭn′tər-vĕn′shən ]
Interference so as to modify a process or situation.
Other words from interventionin′ter•vene′ (ĭn′tər-vēn′) v.
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