Encroachment - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈkroʊtʃmənt|  American pronunciation of the word encroachment
Brit.  |ɛŋˈkrəʊtʃm(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word encroachment

noun

- any entry into an area not previously occupied (syn: intrusion, invasion)
- entry to another's property without right or permission (syn: intrusion, trespass, usurpation, violation)
- influencing strongly (syn: impact, impingement)

Examples

The suburbs encroach further into the rural areas each year.

...each year the sea continues to encroach upon the island's beaches...

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