- 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.
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Origin of intrusion
OTHER WORDS FROM intrusionin·tru·sion·al, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for intrusion
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
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
It is important not to lump all forms of intrusion together, but rather to consider them category by category.
I asked him whether critics and historians are threatened by his intrusion.
Despite the intrusion of the truth-telling stepsister, this mode is evident in The Privileges.
Some Africans consider the intervention an intrusion into internal affairs.
I apologised for my intrusion; but the atmosphere of the place was not genial.The Charm of Ireland|Burton Egbert Stevenson
I hope you will pardon this intrusion,” said I; “but 40 my room is No. 12, and something has gone wrong with this blamed house.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
But the heir, if he was the heir, had only resented the intrusion, desiring that he might be left alone.Cousin Henry|Anthony Trollope
Its front, which had stood exposed to weather and the intrusion of wild beasts, had been built up, with a doorway in the centre.The American Egypt|Channing Arnold
Its walls would be esteemed polluted by any intrusion of the husband.Travels in France during the years 1814-1815|Archibald Alison
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