Meaning of PENETRATION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌpe-nə-ˈtrā-shən ]


Date: 1605


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's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.