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English noun: encroachment

1. encroachment (event) any entry into an area not previously occupied


SamplesAn invasion of tourists.
An invasion of locusts.


Synonymsintrusion, invasion


Broader (hypernym)entering, entrance

2. encroachment (act) entry to another's property without right or permission


Synonymsintrusion, trespass, usurpation, violation


Broader (hypernym)actus reus, misconduct, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct


Narrower (hyponym)inroad

3. encroachment (act) influencing strongly


SamplesThey resented the impingement of American values on European culture.


Synonymsimpact, impingement


Broader (hypernym)influence









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