penetration

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

pen·e·tra·tion

noun \ˌpe-nə-ˈtrā-shən\

: the act of going through or into something : the act of penetrating something

: an ability to understand things clearly and fully

Full Definition of PENETRATION

1
a :  the power to penetrate; especially :  the ability to discern deeply and acutely
b :  the depth to which something penetrates
c :  the extent to which a commercial product or agency is familiar or sells in a market
2
:  the act or process of penetrating: as
a :  the act of entering a country so that actual establishment of influence is accomplished
b :  an attack that penetrates the enemy's front or territory

Examples of PENETRATION

  1. Cuts in the skin could permit the penetration of bacteria into the body.
  2. the penetration of the CIA by foreign agents
  3. the penetration of the U.S. market by a foreign company
  4. multiple penetrations into enemy territory
  5. a writer who analyzes the underlying causes of the recession with great penetration

First Known Use of PENETRATION

1605

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