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ingress

[in-gres] /ˈɪn grɛs/
noun
1.
the act of going in or entering.
2.
the right to enter.
3.
a means or place of entering; entryway.
4.
Astronomy, immersion (def 5).
Origin of ingress
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin ingressus a going in, commencing, equivalent to ingred-, stem of ingredī to go or step into, commence (see in-2, gradient) + -tus suffix of v. action, with -dt- > -ss-
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ingression
[in-gresh-uh n] /ɪnˈgrɛʃ ən/ (Show IPA),
noun
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  • Also the modification of events by ingression is susceptible of quantitative differences.

    The Concept of Nature Alfred North Whitehead
  • I will use the term ‘ingression into nature’ for this systematic correlation of the blue with nature.

    The Concept of Nature Alfred North Whitehead
  • Namely the electron is the systematic way in which all events are modified as the expression of its ingression.

    The Concept of Nature Alfred North Whitehead
  • You may have noticed that I am using the term ‘ingression’ to denote the general relation of objects to events.

    The Concept of Nature Alfred North Whitehead
  • The charge is the quantitative character of certain events due to the ingression of the electron into nature.

    The Concept of Nature Alfred North Whitehead
  • It is evident that the ingression of objects into events includes the theory of causation.

    The Concept of Nature Alfred North Whitehead
  • Thus the ingression of blue into any definite event is a part statement of the fact of the ingression of blue into nature.

    The Concept of Nature Alfred North Whitehead
  • Long live our alliance of the fight with the lie and may the victory triumph the ingression of low force.

  • Nature is such that there can be no events and no objects without the ingression of objects into events.

    The Concept of Nature Alfred North Whitehead
  • The ingression of blue into the events of nature is thus exhibited as systematically correlated.

    The Concept of Nature Alfred North Whitehead
British Dictionary definitions for ingression

ingress

/ˈɪŋɡrɛs/
noun
1.
the act of going or coming in; an entering
2.
a way in; entrance
3.
the right or permission to enter
4.
(astronomy) another name for immersion (sense 2)
Derived Forms
ingression (ɪnˈɡrɛʃən) noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin ingressus, from ingredī to go in, from gradī to step, go
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Word Origin and History for ingression

ingress

n.

mid-15c., from Latin ingressus "an advance; walking; an entry," from past participle stem of ingredi "to step into, enter" (see ingredient). The verb, sometimes said to be American English, is attested from early 14c.

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