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obtrusion

[uh b-troo-zhuh n] /əbˈtru ʒən/
noun
1.
the act of obtruding.
2.
something obtruded.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Late Latin obtrūsiōn- (stem of obtrūsiō), equivalent to Latin obtrūs(us) (obtrūd(ere) to obtrude + tus past participle suffix, with dt > s) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
obtrusionist, noun
preobtrusion, noun
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  • Tinnitus is no exception and is now usually such a minimal obtrusion as to be non-existent.
  • What traffic was done was carried on without obtrusion on the public attention.
Word Origin and History for obtrusion
n.

1570s, from Latin obtrusionem (nominative obtrusio), noun of action from past participle stem of obtrudere (see obtrude).

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