incursion

noun in·cur·sion \ in-ˈkər-zhən \
Updated on: 25 May 2018

Definition of incursion

1 : a hostile entrance into a territory : raid
2 : an entering in or into (something, such as an activity or undertaking)
  • his only incursion into the arts

Examples of incursion in a Sentence

  1. an incursion into enemy airspace

  2. there were incursions from the border every summer

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Origin and Etymology of incursion

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


INCURSION Defined for English Language Learners

incursion

Definition of incursion for English Language Learners

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



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