• WordNet 3.6
    • n incursion the act of entering some territory or domain (often in large numbers) "the incursion of television into the American living room"
    • n incursion the mistake of incurring liability or blame
    • n incursion an attack that penetrates into enemy territory
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Incursion A running into; hence, an entering into a territory with hostile intention; a temporary invasion; a predatory or harassing inroad; a raid. "The Scythian, whose incursions wild
      Have wasted Sogdiana."
      "The incursions of the Goths disordered the affairs of the Roman Empire."
    • Incursion Attack; occurrence. "Sins of daily incursion ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n incursion A running in or into something; an inroad or invasion.
    • n incursion Synonyms Irruption, raid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Incursion in-kur′shun a hostile inroad
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  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Creditor. One of a tribe of savages dwelling beyond the Financial Straits and dreaded for their desolating incursions.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. incursio,: cf. F. incursion,. See Incur
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. incursion-emincurrĕre.


In literature:

Like the old Romans, they obtained wives by making incursions upon their neighbors, and carrying off the women.
"An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans" by Lydia Maria Child
A third incursion of Germans into Galicia was arrested by Russians on the very border of the province.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
In the eighth century the Northmen began their incursions, and from spoilers ultimately became settlers.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Carruthers toiled with them every day from then on, building and fortifying the plateau against further incursions of the monsters.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
But the monastery fell during the earliest incursions of the Normans, and never rose again.
"Architectural Antiquities of Normandy" by John Sell Cotman
A strange contrast: civilization making a sudden incursion into this frozen ghostly world.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
The only philosophy of dreaming amongst savage races is that of the excursions and incursions of a 'soul' or double.
"Religion & Sex" by Chapman Cohen
She forgot her misgivings and was restored to equanimity by the incursion of Polly Widdicombe and her husband.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
This is sufficient for the lifetime of most men without incursions into foreign literature.
"How to Form a Library, 2nd ed" by H. B. Wheatley
But that incident is an incursion into matters which do not concern this tale.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden

In poetry:

O, make me ready still to meet this foe,
For his incursion watchful let me wait ;
So that, behind him mounted, I may go
To endless bliss, in the celestial state!
"A Prayer For A Sick Person" by Rees Prichard
Arch type of sway,
Meetly your over-ruling ray
You fling from Asia's plain,
Whence flashed the javelins abroad
Of many a wild incursive horde
Led by some shepherd Cain.
"The New Zealot To The Sun" by Herman Melville

In news:

But the accord also calls for the establishment of new international forces of unarmed observers and armed peacekeeping troops to help patrol the Honduran-Nicaraguan border against contra incursions.
When Ethiopian forces entered Somalia in December 2006 to support the embattled transitional government against the Islamic Courts Union, the incursion was only the latest event in a decades-long history of conflict between the two countries.
Serious runway incursions halved .
Serious runway incursions halved , says FAA.
The FAA 's Office of Safety and Operations has seen a slow, yet steady increase in the number of both vehicle and pedestrian incursions at airport around the US over the past six months.
Last year Midway had three runway incursions , and so far this year there have been two.
Digital Media's Ever-Swifter Incursion .
Turkish Troops Stage Incursion Into Iraq.
Longtime EAAer Regrets TFR Incursion .
It was unclear whether the incursions were by one group or several.
The Russian defense minister discusses the US stance on Iraq, and his country's concerns about alleged terrorist incursions from neighboring Georgia.
They intensely opposed any incursion of whites into their job preserve.
Digital Media's Ever- Swifter Incursion.
Two takeoff near-collisions in July at Chicago O'Hare and Los Angeles International Airports underscored the fact that runway incursion accidents–one of the NTSB's top safety concerns–remain a threat.
The international community has more questions than answers about the Somali militant group Al Shabab, the target of Kenya's military incursion into Somalia.

In science:

The rotating 15 and 25 M⊙ end their evolution in the blue part of the HRD, without any redward incursion.
Effects of rotation on the evolution of primordial stars
After the MS, as mentioned in Sect. 3.1, the models remain in the blue part of the HRD most of the CHeB phase and then their redward incursion is moderate.
Effects of rotation on the evolution of primordial stars
This is what we call the approximated measure for incursions.
Zero-temperature limit of one-dimensional Gibbs states via renormalization: the case of locally constant potentials
Here C ′ := C ′ (Q) is the circuit defined by the concatenation of the excursions, the incursion into non–heavy components, and i in ∪K≤Nφ GK of minimal length.
Zero-temperature limit of one-dimensional Gibbs states via renormalization: the case of locally constant potentials
The complement ˜C := path segments ai → a′ ˜C (Q) is a disjoint union of path segments, formed by the concatenation of all the excursions and the incursion into non–heavy components.
Zero-temperature limit of one-dimensional Gibbs states via renormalization: the case of locally constant potentials