Associations to the word «Intervention»


INTERVENTION, noun. The action of intervening; interfering in some course of events.
INTERVENTION, noun. (US) (legal) A legal motion through which a person or entity who has not been named as a party to a case seeks to have the court order that they be made a party.
INTERVENTION, noun. An orchestrated attempt to convince somebody with an addiction or other psychological problem to seek professional help and/or change their behavior.
INTERVENTION, noun. (Medicine) An action taken or procedure performed; an operation.

Dictionary definition

INTERVENTION, noun. The act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.); "it occurs without human intervention".
INTERVENTION, noun. A policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries.
INTERVENTION, noun. The act or fact of interposing one thing between or among others.
INTERVENTION, noun. (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; "the purpose of intervention is to prevent unnecessary duplication of lawsuits".
INTERVENTION, noun. Care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury).

Wise words

Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
Napoleon Hill