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incursion

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noun in·cur·sion \in-ˈkər-zhən\

Simple Definition of incursion

  • : a sudden invasion or attack : an act of entering a place or area that is controlled by an enemy

Full Definition of incursion

  1. 1 :  a hostile entrance into a territory :  raid

  2. 2 :  an entering in or into (as an activity or undertaking) <his only incursion into the arts>

Examples of incursion

  1. an incursion into enemy airspace

  2. <there were incursions from the border every summer>



Origin of incursion

Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin incursion-, incursio, from incurrere


First Known Use: 15th century



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