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


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ir·rup·tion n.
 1. A bursting in; a sudden, violent rushing into a place; as, irruptions of the sea.
 Lest evil tidings, with too rude irruption
 Hitting thy aged ear, should pierce too deep.   --Milton.
 2. A sudden and violent inroad, or entrance of invaders; as, the irruptions of the Goths into Italy.
 Syn: -- Invasion; incursion; inroad. See Invasion.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a sudden violent entrance; a bursting in; "the recent
           irruption of bad manners"
      2: a sudden sharp increase in the relative numbers of a
      3: a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some
         undesirable condition); "the outbreak of hostilities"
         [syn: outbreak, eruption]