eruption vs irruption what difference

what is difference between eruption and irruption

English

Etymology

From Middle French éruption, from Latin eruptio

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈɹʌpʃən/
  • Rhymes: -ʌpʃən

Noun

eruption (countable and uncountable, plural eruptions)

  1. A violent ejection, such as the spurting out of lava from a volcano.
  2. A sudden release of pressure or tension.
    There was an eruption of joy at the final whistle.
  3. An infection of the skin resulting in a rash or blemishing.

Derived terms

Translations


Interlingua

Noun

eruption (plural eruptiones)

  1. eruption, outbreak


English

Etymology

From Middle French irruption, from Latin irruptio.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ʌpʃən

Noun

irruption (countable and uncountable, plural irruptions)

  1. The action of irrupting or breaking into; a violent entry or invasion; an inbreaking; an intrusion.
    The Trojan irruption into the Greek camp is related in Book XV of the Iliad.
  2. (ecology) An abrupt increase of an animal population.
    Extreme rainfall events predict irruptions of rat plagues in central Australia.
  3. (by extension) An abrupt increase in the size of a movement or organization.
    How can we explain this irruption of young people self-identifying as socialists?

Translations

Anagrams

  • prurition

French

Etymology

From Latin irruptio. Cognate with Spanish irrupción, Catalan irrupció, Portuguese irrupção, Italian irruzione.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /i.ʁyp.sjɔ̃/

Noun

irruption f (plural irruptions)

  1. outbreak (an eruption, sudden appearance)
  2. irruption

Derived terms

  • faire irruption

Further reading

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

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