Incursion definition

ĭn-kûrzhən, -shən
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A running in or coming in, esp. when undesired; inroad.
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The act of entering another's territory or domain.
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The act of entering or running into.

Homes damaged by the incursion of floodwater.

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The definition of an incursion is an invasion, or the act of entering into an activity or place.

An example of an incursion is a military brigade entering enemy territory.

An example of an incursion is taking an art class to get a little experience into painting.

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An aggressive entrance into foreign territory; a raid or invasion.
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A sudden, brief invasion or raid.
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An aggressive movement into somewhere; an invasion.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
incursion
Plural:
incursions

Origin of incursion

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin incursiō incursiōn- from incursus past participle of incurrere to run upon incur

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin incursio.

    From Wiktionary