Definition of Intervention

1. Noun. The act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.). "It occurs without human intervention"

Exact synonyms: Intercession
Generic synonyms: Engagement, Involution, Involvement, Participation
Specialized synonyms: Intermediation, Mediation
Derivative terms: Intercede, Intervene

2. Noun. A policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries.
Exact synonyms: Interference
Generic synonyms: Foreign Policy
Derivative terms: Interfere
Antonyms: Noninterference, Nonintervention

3. Noun. The act or fact of interposing one thing between or among others.
Exact synonyms: Interposition
Generic synonyms: Emplacement, Locating, Location, Placement, Position, Positioning
Derivative terms: Interpose

4. Noun. (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. "The purpose of intervention is to prevent unnecessary duplication of lawsuits"
Generic synonyms: Legal Proceeding, Proceeding, Proceedings
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

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

Definition of Intervention

1. n. The act of intervening; interposition.

Definition of Intervention

1. Noun. The action of intervening; interfering in some course of events. ¹

2. Noun. (US legal) A legal motion through which a person or entity who has not been named as a party to a case seeks to have the court order that they be made a party. ¹

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Definition of Intervention

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Intervention

1. The act or fact of interfering so as to modify. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Intervention

intervening sequence
intervening variable
intervenous tubercle
intervention (current term)
intervention studies
interventional angiography
interventional radiology
interventricular foramen

Literary usage of Intervention

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. OECD Economic Surveys: Slovak Republic by OECD Staff (2005)
"The (in)effectiveness of foreign exchange intervention intervention in the foreign ... Unsterilised intervention is viewed as an instrument for implementing ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"New Repub 8:207-8 a 30 '16 Do Interests want intervention? ... Ind 87:54-5 Jl 10 46 Verdict of the press on intervention in Mexico. ..."

3. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1921)
"If the parties comply with the request, the intervention is terminated. If, however, one or both parties fail to comply, the intervention will be abandoned, ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1899)
"He finds that the pericardium and heart are not regions where surgical intervention is always contraindicated. Surgical intervention with relief from ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"While the case pending, the Western Union Telegraph Company, on August 29, 1916, filed its intervention for the recovery of several stated amounts for which ..."

6. Preventing Tobacco Use Among Young People: A Report of the Surgeon General by M. Joycelyn Elders (1997)
"intervention Objectives This prevention intervention approach recognizes the social environment as ... The principal messages of skills-based intervention ..."

7. The Slave Power: Its Character, Career and Probable Designs: Being an by John Elliott Cairnes (1863)
"But we know how the intervention of 1792 ended. The spirit of democracy, ... Such was the effect of a policy of intervention in the affairs of a great ..."

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