intervention

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
in•ter•ven•tion  (in′tər venshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the act or fact of intervening.
  2. Governmentinterposition or interference of one state in the affairs of another.
in′ter•vention•al,  in′ter•vention•ar′y, adj. 
  • Late Latin interventiōn- (stem of interventiō) a coming between. See intervene, -tion
  • late Middle English 1375–1425

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
intervention /ˌɪntəˈvɛnʃən/ n
  1. the act of intervening
  2. any interference in the affairs of others, esp by one state in the affairs of another
  3. 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. the action of the EU in buying up surplus produce when the market price drops to a certain value
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
in•ter•vene /ˌɪntɚˈvin/USA pronunciation   v. [no object], -vened, -ven•ing. 
  1. to come between people, groups, etc. who are disagreeing, in order to help make an agreement possible; intercede:His daughters would keep fighting until he intervened.
  2. Governmentto occur or be between two things:A few years intervened before they met again.
  3. to occur between other events or periods:Nothing important has intervened since then.
  4. to interfere with force or a threat of force:to intervene in the affairs of another country.
in•ter•ven•tion /ˌɪntɚˈvɛnʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]See -ven-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
in•ter•vene  (in′tər vēn),USA pronunciation v.i.,  -vened, -ven•ing. 
  1. to come between disputing people, groups, etc.;
    intercede;
    mediate.
  2. Governmentto occur or be between two things.
  3. to occur or happen between other events or periods:Nothing important intervened between the meetings.
  4. (of things) to occur incidentally so as to modify or hinder:We enjoyed the picnic until a thunderstorm intervened.
  5. to interfere with force or a threat of force:to intervene in the affairs of another country.
  6. Lawto interpose and become a party to a suit pending between other parties.
  • Latin intervenīre to come between, equivalent. to inter- inter- + venīre to come; see convene
  • 1580–90
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged arbitrate, interpose.

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