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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.


Synonymsintercession


Broader (hypernym)engagement, involution, involvement, participation


Narrower (hyponym)intermediation, mediation

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


Synonymsinterference


Broader (hypernym)foreign policy


Antonymsnoninterference, nonintervention

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


Synonymsinterposition


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)


Synonymstreatment


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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