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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intrusion  \In*tru"sion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  intrusion.  See  {Intrude}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  intruding,  or  of  forcing  in  especially,  the 
  forcing  (one's  self)  into  a  place  without  right  or 
  welcome;  encroachment. 
 
  Why  this  intrusion?  Were  not  my  orders  that  I  should 
  be  private?  --Addison. 
 
  2.  (Geol.)  The  penetrating  of  one  rock,  while  in  a  plastic  or 
  metal  state,  into  the  cavities  of  another. 
 
  3.  (Law)  The  entry  of  a  stranger,  after  a  particular  estate 
  or  freehold  is  determined,  before  the  person  who  holds  in 
  remainder  or  reversion  has  taken  possession. 
 
  4.  (Scotch  Ch.)  The  settlement  of  a  minister  over  3 
  congregation  without  their  consent. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intrusion 
  n  1:  any  entry  into  an  area  not  previously  occupied;  "an  invasion 
  of  tourists";  "an  invasion  of  locusts";  "a  viral 
  invasion"  [syn:  {invasion},  {encroachment}] 
  2:  entrance  by  force  or  without  permission  or  welcome 
  3:  entry  to  another's  property  without  right  or  permission 
  [syn:  {trespass},  {encroachment},  {violation}] 




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