- an illegal act of entering, seizing, or taking possession of another's property.
- a wrongful entry after the determination of a particular estate, made before the remainderman or reversioner has entered.
- emplacement of molten rock in preexisting rock.
- plutonic rock emplaced in this manner.
- a process analogous to magmatic intrusion, as the injection of a plug of salt into sedimentary rocks.
- the matter forced in.
Origin of intrusion
OTHER WORDS FROM intrusionin·tru·sion·al, adjective
Words nearby intrusion
How to use intrusion in a sentence
The sounds dipped into the range of human hearing only when a flyby visitor made a quick intrusion.A face mask may turn up a male wrinkle-faced bat’s sex appeal|Susan Milius|November 24, 2020|Science News
Even the most focused of stage actors can be rattled by an unexpected intrusion, such as an errant ringtone or overzealous audience murmuring.
On top of this political intrusion, our country’s core health institutions have suffered repeated controversies, reversals, and misinterpretation of evidence, which, in turn, have eroded the public’s confidence.
None of the companies paid the ransom but the conspiracy did cost them because of the intrusion and release of data, federal prosecutor Laura Kathleen Bernstein said.Hacker sentenced to 5 years for targeting U.S. companies|Verne Kopytoff|September 22, 2020|Fortune
He shouted about restrictions being intrusions on citizens’ Fourth Amendment rights during a Broward County news conference.Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider does not approve of anti-maskers using ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’|radmarya|September 17, 2020|Fortune
Markets break people out of one kind of intimate intrusion, then involve them in another, in which work tells you who to be.
Now we require safe rooms on steroids, not only protected from physical but technological intrusion.Writing a Novel: Even Making It Up Requires Research|Ridley Pearson|July 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And while big celebrities loath its intrusion and sloppiness with facts, those chasing fame long to be in its pages.Hollywood vs. The Daily Mail: George Clooney and Angelina Jolie Take On The UK's Leanest, Meanest Gossip Machine|Lizzie Crocker, Lloyd Grove|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Joe Barton of Texas, one of the less bright bulbs in Congress, denounced the standard as yet another intrusion.The Chicken Littles Are Wrong: Environmental Regulations Always Spur Innovation|Daniel Gross|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was partly the wish for a right to privacy from unwarranted government intrusion that set in motion the American Revolution.Snowden Deserves the Medal of Freedom, Not Prosecution|Jay Parini|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
True, in such a case as this, "economic strength" would probably be broken down by the intrusion of physical violence.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
Now, the intrusion of a definite, uncontorted memory was evidence of returning cerebral activity.Dope|Sax Rohmer
The caesural pause comes after Ector, which might allow the intrusion of the word of before king.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
The ladder still leaning against the wall outside would reveal his intrusion.The Doctor of Pimlico|William Le Queux
It held him on the threshold, unmoved by the rushing assault and lacerating bark of the little dog, who resented his intrusion.The Creators|May Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for intrusion
- the movement of magma from within the earth's crust into spaces in the overlying strata to form igneous rock
- any igneous rock formed in this way