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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Invasion  \In*va"sion\,  n.  [L.  invasio:  cf  F.  invasion.  See 
  {Invade}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  invading;  the  act  of  encroaching  upon  the 
  rights  or  possessions  of  another;  encroachment;  trespass. 
 
  2.  A  warlike  or  hostile  entrance  into  the  possessions  or 
  domains  of  another;  the  incursion  of  an  army  for  conquest 
  or  plunder. 
 
  3.  The  incoming  or  first  attack  of  anything  hurtful  or 
  pernicious;  as  the  invasion  of  a  disease. 
 
  Syn:  {Invasion},  {Irruption},  {Inroad}. 
 
  Usage:  Invasion  is  the  generic  term,  denoting  a  forcible 
  entrance  into  a  foreign  country.  Incursion  signifies  a 
  hasty  and  sudden  invasion.  Irruption  denotes 
  particularly  violent  invasion.  Inroad  is  entry  by  some 
  unusual  way  involving  trespass  and  injury. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  invasion 
  n  1:  the  act  of  invading;  the  act  of  an  army  that  invades  for 
  conquest  or  plunder 
  2:  any  entry  into  an  area  not  previously  occupied;  "an  invasion 
  of  tourists";  "an  invasion  of  locusts";  "a  viral  invasion" 
  [syn:  {encroachment},  {intrusion}] 




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