intervention intervention  /ˌɪn tər ˈvɛn tʃən/


  1. (n) the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.)
  2. (n) a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries
  3. (n) the act or fact of interposing one thing between or among others
  4. (n) (law) a proceeding that permits a person to enter into a lawsuit already in progress; admission of person not an original party to the suit so that person can protect some right or interest that is allegedly affected by the proceedings
  5. (n) care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)


  1. That would, apparently, be too much government intervention.
  2. There is a rising chorus for intervention in the Balkan wars.
  3. All are staunchly opposed to medical intervention in the case of illness, preferring instead to depend upon prayer to do the healing.


  1. New pipeline a waste of our money

    State intervention in financially troubled cities is controversial and contentious. But when irresponsible fiscal policies have led those municipalities into dire straits, professional, non-political management seems prudent and reasonable.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Times Herald

  2. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Literacy Intervention Program Builds Student Success with Personalized Digital Learning ...

    Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt today announced the availability of Earobics © 2014, the latest version of its proven-effective, hybrid reading intervention solution.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Fitch: Inflation, Government Intervention, and Capital Controls Test Argentine Corporates

    Strong capital structures mitigate inflation, government intervention, capital controls and limited access to debt markets for Argentine corporates, according to a new Fitch Rating
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "It tolerates, indeed applauds, federal intervention to ban nationwide a procedure found necessary and proper in certain cases by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists," Ginsburg wrote, in a dissent joined by Justices John Paul...
    on Apr 18, 2007 By: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I believe an intervention will happen, either legislatively or from the administration," Pelosi said. "I think it's pretty clear that bankruptcy is not an option."
    on Dec 3, 2008 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: Detroit Free Press

  3. "This is not a time for conventional thinking or outdated dogma but for the fresh and innovative intervention that gets to the heart of the problem," Prime Minister Gordon Brown told a news conference.
    on Oct 8, 2008 By: Gordon Brown Source: ABC News

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