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intervention

[in-ter-ven-shuh n] /ˌɪn tərˈvɛn ʃən/
noun
1.
the act or fact of intervening.
2.
interposition or interference of one state in the affairs of another.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Late Latin interventiōn- (stem of interventiō) a coming between. See intervene, -tion
Related forms
interventional, interventionary, adjective
prointervention, adjective
reintervention, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for interventional

intervention

/ˌɪntəˈvɛnʃən/
noun
1.
the act of intervening
2.
any interference in the affairs of others, esp by one state in the affairs of another
3.
(economics) the action of a central bank in supporting the international value of a currency by buying large quantities of the currency to keep the price up
4.
(commerce) the action of the EU in buying up surplus produce when the market price drops to a certain value
Derived Forms
interventional, adjective
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Word Origin and History for interventional
intervention
early 15c., from L.L. interventionem (nom. interventio) "an interposing," noun of action from pp. stem of L. intervenire "to come between, interrupt," from inter- "between" + venire "come" (see venue).
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interventional in Medicine

intervention in·ter·ven·tion (ĭn'tər-věn'shən)
n.
Interference so as to modify a process or situation.


in'ter·vene' (ĭn'tər-vēn') v.
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