noun Etymology: Late Latin obtrusion-, obtrusio, from Latin obtrudere Date: 1579 1. an act of obtruding 2. something that is obtruded

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  • Obtrusion — Ob*tru sion, n. [L. obtrusio. See {Obtrude}.] 1. The act of obtruding; a thrusting upon others by force or unsolicited; as, the obtrusion of crude opinions on the world. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is obtruded. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obtrusion — index deterrent, encroachment, intrusion Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • obtrusion — (n.) 1570s, from L. obtrusionem (nom. obtrusio), noun of action from pp. stem of obtrudere (see OBTRUDE (Cf. obtrude)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • obtrusion — obtrusionist, n. /euhb trooh zheuhn/, n. 1. the act of obtruding. 2. something obtruded. [1570 80; < LL obtrusion (s. of obtrusio), equiv. to L obtrus(us) (obtrud(ere) to OBTRUDE + tus ptp. suffix, with dt > s) + ion ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • obtrusion — /əbˈtruʒən/ (say uhb troohzhuhn) noun 1. the act of obtruding. 2. something obtruded. {Late Latin obtrūsiōn , stem of obtrūsiō} …   Australian English dictionary

  • obtrusion — əbˈtrüzhən, äb noun ( s) Etymology: Late Latin obtrusion , obtrusio from Latin obtrusus (past participle of obtrudere to obtrude) + ion , io ion 1. : an act of obtruding : a thrusting upon others by force or unsolicited 2. : something that is… …   Useful english dictionary

  • obtrusion — noun a) An interference or intrusion b) An encroachment beyond proper limits …   Wiktionary

  • Obtrusion — Påtrængen, pånøden …   Danske encyklopædi

  • obtrusion — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. The act or an instance of interfering or intruding: interference, intervention, intrusion, meddling. See PARTICIPATE. 2. An advance beyond proper or legal limits: encroachment, entrenchment, impingement,… …   English dictionary for students

  • obtrusion — ob tru·sion || É™b truːʒn n. instance of obtruding; invasion; imposition; interference; protrusion …   English contemporary dictionary

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