Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun penetration

6 senses of penetration

Sense 1
penetration, incursion -- (an attack that penetrates into enemy territory)
       => attack, onslaught, onset, onrush -- ((military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn")

Sense 2
penetration, insight -- (clear or deep perception of a situation)
       => perception -- (knowledge gained by perceiving; "a man admired for the depth of his perception")

Sense 3
penetration -- (the act of entering into or through something; "the penetration of upper management by women")
       => entrance, entering, entry, ingress, incoming -- (the act of entering; "she made a grand entrance")

Sense 4
penetration -- (the ability to make way into or through something; "the greater penetration of the new projectiles will result in greater injuries")
       => ability -- (the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment)

Sense 5
penetration -- (the depth to which something penetrates (especially the depth reached by a projectile that hits a target))
       => depth, deepness -- (the extent downward or backward or inward; "the depth of the water"; "depth of a shelf"; "depth of a closet")

Sense 6
penetration -- (the act (by a man) of inserting his penis into the vagina of a woman)
       => sexual intercourse, intercourse, sex act, copulation, coitus, coition, sexual congress, congress, sexual relation, relation, carnal knowledge -- (the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur)

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