• WordNet 3.6
    • adj incursive involving invasion or aggressive attack "invasive war"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Incursive Making an incursion; invasive; aggressive; hostile.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • incursive Making incursions; invading; aggressive.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Incursive making an incursion or 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.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. incursion-emincurrĕre.


In literature:

He now retired to his plantation, to find it broken up by the incursions of the British.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8" by Various
The second invasion of the Cape Colony began, as we have noticed, with the incursion of the Boers after the Worcester Congress.
"Lord Milner's Work in South Africa" by W. Basil Worsfold
In one or two places the Moors attempted incursions, but were speedily checked.
"Athelstane Ford" by Allen Upward
With the help of France, immunity from further incursions from the Turks was practically assured.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
There, Indian incursions compelled him to take refuge in a fort.
"Heroes and Hunters of the West" by Anonymous
This, of course, gave Pyrrhus ample justification, as he imagined, for his intended incursion into the Macedonian realms.
"Pyrrhus" by Jacob Abbott
Several preliminary incursions had been already made, when in 1521 an opportunity presented itself for a more extended expedition.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
The Servian incursion was followed by a great Albanian emigration to the southern regions of the Peninsula.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
Twice I was delayed by the incursions of dancers, and when I reached the side of my prospective ally she was alone.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905" by Various
Randolph, was in the American army, and gave much annoyance to the tories by his frequent incursions.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"

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:

Mexican military incursion confirmed at Donna bridge.
Israeli military chief tours Golan after incursion .
Israel complained to UN peacekeepers over the incursion .
The FAA has issued revisions to guidelines for avoiding runway incursions at Chicago Midway Airport ( MDW ).
Let's hope we've seen the very last of the Delaware River Port Authority's "economic development" incursion, now that the bi-state agency has committed its remaining pot of such revenue, mainly for so-called worthy non-DRPA projects.
In the summer of 1863, Robert E Lee led an ill-advised incursion into Pennsylvania.
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.
Now giant aspen clones like Pando have a new reason to tremble : human incursions.
The international community has more questions than answers about the Somali militant group Al Shabab, the target of Kenya's military incursion into Somalia.
Justifiably steaming over US inaction on the Keystone XL pipeline, members of Canada's Conservative Party are counterattacking what they see as sovereignty incursions from the south.
The horrors of 9/11 had already been used by power brokers around these parts to sell wars and incursions on basic liberties.
1.1 This test method provides for surogate vehicle testing for bariers used to secure entrances or exposed frontage from intentional or accidental vehicle incursions and impacts.
Israel complained to UN peacekeepers over the incursion.
However reports of cross-border ground incursions by Turkish troops are rare.

In science:

Hausdorff dimension of both its external (geometric) frontier and its external+fjords (oriented) frontier (which does incursion inside the walk around the fjords) is, as for Brownian curves, dH = 4/3.
Numerical studies of planar closed random walks
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