Definition of intrusion in English:
1The action of intruding: he was furious about this intrusion into his private life [count noun]: unacceptable intrusions of privacy
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- In her book, Cheryl is a vociferous critic of her treatment by journalists, accusing us of relentless intrusion into her privacy.
- The intrusion into personal privacy is compounded by the failure to limit access to the data held and its further use for purposes other than confirming a person's identity, he said.
- But each uptick in protection will typically come at the cost of more intrusion into the privacy of ordinary people.
1.1 [count noun] A thing that intrudes: villagers say the noise is an intrusion on their lives
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- Two ideas are rejected: An article on wind chimes is out because they are sources of noise pollution and intrusions on personal space, and one on airline food - yuck!
- Our cities are awash in cars, so much so that we take their intrusions for granted - noise, dirt, smell and cost.
- Traffic generates noise and pollution, and is an intrusion for many areas.
2 Geology The action or process of forcing a body of igneous rock between or through existing formations, without reaching the surface.
- The associated magmatism resulted in intrusion of volcanic rocks into the sedimentary basins, magmatic underplating at the base of the crust, and large amounts of extrusive material.
- Overthrusting, volcanism, and plutonic igneous intrusion were identified as originating above the subduction zone where one plate is forced beneath the edge of its neighbour.
- Lower amphibolite-grade regional metamorphism predating intrusion of the Ballachulish Igneous Complex may have resulted in some monazite growth.
2.1 [count noun] A body of igneous rock which has intruded the surrounding strata.
- Volcanic rocks of enormous thickness and deep-seated igneous intrusions from this period have created much of the geology of the Peruvian Andes.
- Continental break-up produced voluminous extrusive volcanic deposits and associated igneous intrusions, and had a major impact on long-term climatic conditions in the early Tertiary.
- In addition, volcanic rocks and intrusions of this age are distributed widely around the western and southern perimeter of the basin.
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