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English noun: intervention

1. intervention (act) the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.)

SamplesIt occurs without human intervention.


Broader (hypernym)engagement, involution, involvement, participation

Narrower (hyponym)intermediation, mediation

2. intervention (communication) a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries


Broader (hypernym)foreign policy

Antonymsnoninterference, nonintervention

3. intervention (act) the act or fact of interposing one thing between or among others


Broader (hypernym)emplacement, locating, location, placement, position, positioning

4. intervention (act) (law) a proceeding that permits a person to enter into a lawsuit already in progress; admission of person not an original party to the suit so that person can protect some right or interest that is allegedly affected by the proceedings

SamplesThe purpose of intervention is to prevent unnecessary duplication of lawsuits.

Broader (hypernym)legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

5. intervention (act) care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)


Broader (hypernym)aid, attention, care, tending

Narrower (hyponym)acupressure, acupuncture, autogenic therapy, autogenic training, autogenics, chiropractic, detoxification, fomentation, G-Jo, hydropathy, hydrotherapy, massage, medical aid, medical care, modality, naprapathy, naturopathy, orthodontic treatment, orthoptics, osteoclasis, osteopathy, rest-cure, shiatsu, stylostixis

Part holonymcurative, cure, remedy, therapeutic

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