noun ir·rep·tion \ə̇ˈrepshən\

Definition of irreption



  1. :  an act or instance of entering by stealth or inadvertence the irreption of pseudoclassical plurals in technical language

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Origin and Etymology of irreption

Late Latin irreption-, irreptio, from Latin irreptus (past participle of irrepere to creep in, from in- 2in- + repere to creep) + -ion-, -io -ion — more at reptile

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to cast off or become cast off

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