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English noun: penetration

1. penetration (act) an attack that penetrates into enemy territory


Synonymsincursion


Broader (hypernym)attack, onrush, onset, onslaught


Narrower (hyponym)breakthrough, foray, infiltration, interpenetration, invasion, maraud, raid

2. penetration (cognition) clear or deep perception of a situation


Synonymsinsight


Broader (hypernym)perception

3. penetration (act) the act of entering into or through something


SamplesThe penetration of upper management by women.


Broader (hypernym)entering, entrance, entry, incoming, ingress


Narrower (hyponym)interpenetration, market penetration, permeation

4. penetration (attribute) the ability to make way into or through something


SamplesThe greater penetration of the new projectiles will result in greater injuries.


Broader (hypernym)ability

5. penetration (attribute) the depth to which something penetrates (especially the depth reached by a projectile that hits a target)


Broader (hypernym)deepness, depth

6. penetration (act) the act (by a man) of inserting his penis into the vagina of a woman


Broader (hypernym)carnal knowledge, coition, coitus, congress, copulation, intercourse, relation, sex act, sexual congress, sexual intercourse, sexual relation









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