encroachment vs intrusion what difference

what is difference between encroachment and intrusion

English

Alternative forms

  • incroachment (archaic)

Etymology

encroach +‎ -ment

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪŋˈkɹoʊt͡ʃmənt/, /ɛŋˈkɹoʊt͡ʃmənt/

Noun

encroachment (usually uncountable, plural encroachments)

  1. An entry into a place or area that was previously uncommon; an advance beyond former borders; intrusion; incursion.
  2. An intrusion upon another’s possessions or rights; infringement.
  3. That which is gained by such unlawful intrusion.
  4. (law) An unlawful diminution of the possessions of another.

Related terms

  • encroach

Translations

Anagrams

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English

Etymology

From Old French intrusion, from Medieval Latin intrusio

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈtɹuːʒən/
  • Rhymes: -uːʒən

Noun

intrusion (countable and uncountable, plural intrusions)

  1. The forcible inclusion or entry of an external group or individual; the act of intruding.
    He viewed sales calls as an unwelcome intrusion.
  2. (geology) Magma forced into other rock formations; the rock formed when such magma solidifies.
  3. A structure that lies within a historic district but is nonhistoric and irrelevant to the district.

Related terms

Translations

References

  • intrusion in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • intrusion in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

French

Noun

intrusion f (plural intrusions)

  1. intrusion

Further reading

  • “intrusion” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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