invasive

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj invasive gradually intrusive without right or permission "we moved back from the encroaching tide","invasive tourists","trespassing hunters"
    • adj invasive marked by a tendency to spread especially into healthy tissue "invasive cancer cells"
    • adj invasive relating to a technique in which the body is entered by puncture or incision
    • adj invasive involving invasion or aggressive attack "invasive war"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: India used to be the richest country in the world until the British invasion in the early 17th Century
    • Invasive Tending to invade; characterized by invasion; aggressive. "Invasive war."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • invasive Tending to invade; characterized by invasion; aggressive.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Invasive making invasion: aggressive: infringing another's rights
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Quotations

  • Hervey Allen
    Hervey Allen
    “Each new generation is a fresh invasion of savages.”
  • Marshall Mcluhan
    Marshall%20Mcluhan
    “Publication is a self-invasion of privacy.”
  • Danny Mcgoorty
    Danny Mcgoorty
    “I have never liked working. To me a job is an invasion of privacy.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. invasivus,: cf. F. invasif,. See Invade
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. invadĕre, invasumin, in, vadĕre, to go.

Usage

In literature:

The entire western country made ready for the invasion of the landseekers.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
Their prompt invasion of Eastern Prussia did much to make the victory of the Marne possible.
"1914" by John French, Viscount of Ypres
A war of invasion might invite a retort of invasion.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
The John Brown invasion was never justified at the North.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
In 1855 the first Territorial Legislature was elected by a similar invasion of armed men, which chose the entire body.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
Of course an invasion was anticipated.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2" by Edgerton Ryerson
But that he contemplated an invasion of the Transvaal by a handful of policemen is absurd.
"The War in South Africa" by Arthur Conan Doyle
He inveighed against the invasion of Hayti by British troops.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
An embargo had been laid on all shipping, in expectation of the Spanish invasion.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
He might discover then the nature of the menace that had broken up or deferred the great invasion.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
At the same time, in spite of its declaration to the contrary, it ordered an invasion of Canada.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
No sooner had he called his troops southward to meet William's invasion than Edinburgh rose in revolt.
"History of the English People, Volume VII (of 8)" by John Richard Green
The Invasion of Aulus Plautius.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
In this case they might face the danger of an invasion of Germany itself from Russia.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
Isolation as a Defence against the Invasion of Personality.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
The onus of an unprovoked invasion must rest with Turkey.
"The Traitors" by E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
To these topographical changes, rather than to political influences, we must impute many of the most celebrated tribal invasions.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
On the other hand, the Saxon and Danish invasions ended in widely spread and true colonizations of Britain.
"Nationality and Race from an Anthropologist's Point of View" by Arthur Keith
The ill fortune of the former invasion was now replaced by good.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Invasion followed invasion, on the one side and on the other, with a kind of periodic regularity.
"Border Raids and Reivers" by Robert Borland
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In poetry:

And wheresoever an invasion
'Gainst this injunction has been planned,
Heaven has made it the occasion
For rendering bare his chastening hand.
"Admonition" by James Madison Bell
Laden with figs and olives, or a freight
Of purple grapes, tanned singing men shall row,
Chanting wild songs of how Eternal Fate
Withstood that fierce invasion long ago.
"From ‘W’ Beach" by Geoffrey Dearmer
Did'st thou not flinch when t'ward the Christian west
The fell invasion of the Saracen
Headed its course with crimson scimitar;
Supplanting the mild precepts of the Cross
With those of lust, of hate and bigotry?
"Metabole." by Alfred Castner King

In news:

Biologist Finds No Invasive Species on Drill Rig .
COLUMBIA — Boone County Sheriff's Department deputies are searching for two men in connection with a home invasion on Knox Drive.
COLUMBIA – Columbia Police are investigating a Thursday-night home invasion on Greeley Drive.
Ever wonder what it might look like to have Pee-wee Herman save the world from a zombie invasion.
Let us hope an invasion of especially touchy-feely eels isn't afoot in New Zealand.
Asking for Facebook passwords during the interview is an invasion of privacy.
Trio caught after Elmont home invasion.
Morning glory is one of the most invasive weeds in home gardens.
If Battleship or Invasion of the Pod People suddenly became our political reality, Barack Obama would beat Mitt Romney in a landslide in the 2012 presidential election.
Right after the American invasion, it seemed that attacks on US troops were mostly a symptom of general chaos.
A mistrial was declared Monday when a home-invasion robbery suspect smeared human feces on his attorney's face then threw more at the jury.
Seedless varieties offer improved color and no fear of invasiveness.
Invasion of the Giant Squid .
Like so many "small wars," the 1983 US invasion of Grenada has been all but forgotten.
Henry Rollins' KCRW Show Tomorrow Night: British Invasion.
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In science:

We expect this to be the case for a wide class of morphologically complex hosts so that describing J in terms of its average and standard deviation provides a minimally safe bound to the invasion threshold in heterogeneous arrangements.
Complexity and anisotropy in host morphology make populations safer against epidemic outbreaks
Therefore, the intersection of the critical surface with the overlap locus (in blue) defines the invasion threshold, ac (k , φ).
Complexity and anisotropy in host morphology make populations safer against epidemic outbreaks
The effects of the host anisotropy on the invasion threshold can be analysed in a similar way as for configurations of type 1 by investigating the dependence of kc on the overlaps.
Complexity and anisotropy in host morphology make populations safer against epidemic outbreaks
In the previous sections, we have established a link between the invasion threshold and host overlaps J characterised by the first moment, hJ i, and the deviations from the mean, V1 and V2 .
Complexity and anisotropy in host morphology make populations safer against epidemic outbreaks
We have checked that the self-averaging condition indeed holds for branching structures by demonstrating that the probability of invasion does not depend on the particular configuration of hosts.
Complexity and anisotropy in host morphology make populations safer against epidemic outbreaks
This is illustrated in Fig. 6 where we show that the invasion probability curves (Pinv vs hT i) collapse for different realizations of disorder.
Complexity and anisotropy in host morphology make populations safer against epidemic outbreaks
Therefore, Eq. (8, main text) giving the invasion threshold for an anisotropic disordered system can be obtained from Eq. (5, main text) by replacing the anisotropic transmissibilities {Tα} by the mean values {hTα i}.
Complexity and anisotropy in host morphology make populations safer against epidemic outbreaks
The invasion threshold in the ordered arrangements of type 2 (the same host is placed on all the nodes with the same orientation, φ) is given by the condition g = 0 (see Eq. (6) in the main text).
Complexity and anisotropy in host morphology make populations safer against epidemic outbreaks
The predator Y can invase the system when the carrying capacity k of the prey exceeds a threshold, correpsonding to a transcritical bifurcation (TC).
Generalized modeling of ecological population dynamics
The primary method planned to perform the beam energy (Eb ) measurements at the ILC is a non-invasive energy spectrometer using beam position monitors (BPMs).
Results from a Prototype Chicane-Based Energy Spectrometer for a Linear Collider
It also provides this information in a non invasive and non perturbative way.
Time-resolved quantitative multiphase interferometric imaging of a highly focused ultrasound pulse
In this section, we define the more specific notions of fronts, pulses, invasions (or traveling waves) and almost planar waves, as well as the concept of global mean speed, when it exists.
Generalized transition waves and their properties
One can then say that, roughly speaking, invasions correspond to the usual idea of traveling waves.
Generalized transition waves and their properties
Notice that a generalized transition wave can always be viewed as a spatial connection between p− and p+ , while an invasion wave can also be viewed as a temporal connection between the limiting states p− and p+ .
Generalized transition waves and their properties
It is worth mentioning that, even in dimension 1, Definition 1.1 also includes a very interesting class of transition wave solutions which are known to exist and which do not fall within the usual notions, that is invasion fronts which have no specified global mean speed.
Generalized transition waves and their properties
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