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INTERVENTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does intervention mean? 

INTERVENTION (noun)
  The noun INTERVENTION has 3 senses:

1. the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute)
2. a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries
3. (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

  Familiarity information: INTERVENTION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INTERVENTION (noun)


Sense 1intervention [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

intervention; intercession

Hypernyms ("intervention" is a kind of...):

engagement; involution; involvement; participation (the act of sharing in the activities of a group)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "intervention"):

intermediation; mediation (the act of intervening for the purpose of bringing about a settlement)


Sense 2intervention [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

interference; intervention

Hypernyms ("intervention" is a kind of...):

foreign policy (a policy governing international relations)

Antonym:

nonintervention (a foreign policy of staying out of other countries' disputes)


Sense 3intervention [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

the purpose of intervention is to prevent unnecessary duplication of lawsuits

Hypernyms ("intervention" is a kind of...):

legal proceeding; proceeding; proceedings ((law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


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