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English noun: penetration

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


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


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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