intervention [in-ter- ven-sh uh n] Word Origin the act or fact of intervening. interposition or interference of one state in the affairs of another. Origin of intervention 1375–1425; late Middle English
Late Latin interventiōn-
) a coming between. See
-tion Related forms in·ter·ven·tion·al, in·ter·ven·tion·ar·y, adjective pro·in·ter·ven·tion, adjective re·in·ter·ven·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for interventionary 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 interventional, adjective
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Word Origin and History for interventionary n.
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).
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interventionary in Medicine intervention [ĭn′tər-vĕn ′shən] Interference so as to modify a process or situation. Related forms in′ter•vene ( ′ ĭn′tər-vēn) ′ v.
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