Meaning of PENETRATION in English



Pronunciation: ˌ pe-n ə - ' tr ā -sh ə n

Function: noun

Date: 1605

1 a : the power to penetrate especially : the ability to discern deeply and acutely b : the depth to which something penetrates c : the extent to which a commercial product or agency is familiar or sells in a market

2 : the act or process of penetrating: as a : the act of entering a country so that actual establishment of influence is accomplished b : an attack that penetrates the enemy's front or territory

synonyms see DISCERNMENT

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.