in·ter·ven·tion /ˌɪntɝˈvɛnʧən/ 名詞
1. The act of intervening; interposition.
Sound is shut out by the intervention of that lax membrane. --Holder.
2. Any interference that may affect the interests of others; especially, of one or more states with the affairs of another; -- the intervention of one state in the affairs of another is typically unwelcome by the state being intervened in, but some cases of mediation between states may be called intervention. Opposed to nonintervention.
Let us decide our quarrels at home, without the intervention, of any foreign power. --Sir W. Temple.
3. Civil Law The act by which a third person, to protect his own interest, interposes and becomes a party to a suit pending between other parties.
n 1: the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute) [syn: intercession]
2: a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries
[syn: interference] [ant: nonintervention, nonintervention]
3: (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"