Dictionary Results for intervention


1. intervention - noun

· the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.); "it occurs without human intervention"

Synonym(s): intercession

Hypernym(s): engagement, participation, involvement, involution




2. intervention - noun

· a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries

Synonym(s): interference

Hypernym(s): foreign_policy

Antonym(s): nonintervention




3. intervention - noun

· the act or fact of interposing one thing between or among others

Synonym(s): interposition

Hypernym(s): placement, location, locating, position, positioning, emplacement




4. intervention - noun

· (law) a proceeding that permits a person to enter into a lawsuit already in progress; admission of person not an original party to the suit so that person can protect some right or interest that is allegedly affected by the proceedings; "the purpose of intervention is to prevent unnecessary duplication of lawsuits"

Hypernym(s): proceeding, legal_proceeding, proceedings




5. intervention - noun

· care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)

Synonym(s): treatment

Hypernym(s): care, attention, aid, tending





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