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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·va·sion /ɪnˈveʒən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 in·va·sion /ɪnˈveʒən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·va·sion n.
 1. The act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass.
 2. A warlike or hostile entrance into the possessions or domains of another; the incursion of an army for conquest or plunder.
 3. The incoming or first attack of anything hurtful or pernicious; as, the invasion of a disease.
 Syn: -- Invasion, Irruption, Inroad.
 Usage: Invasion is the generic term, denoting a forcible entrance into a foreign country. Incursion signifies a hasty and sudden invasion. Irruption denotes particularly violent invasion. Inroad is entry by some unusual way involving trespass and injury.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of invading; the act of an army that invades for
           conquest or plunder
      2: any entry into an area not previously occupied; "an invasion
         of tourists"; "an invasion of locusts" [syn: encroachment,
      3: (pathology) the spread of pathogenic microorganisms or
         malignant cells to new sites in the body; "the tumor's
         invasion of surrounding structures"