[pen-i-trey-shuh n] /ˌpɛn ɪˈtreɪ ʃən/
the act or power of .
mental acuteness, discernment, or insight:
a scholar of rare penetration.
the obtaining of a share of a market for some commodity or service.
the extension, usually peaceful, of the influence of one nation or culture into the affairs of another.
a military attack that into enemy territory.
Gunnery. the depth to which a projectile goes into the target.
the measure of relative depth of field of a telescope or microscope, especially a binocular microscope.
the act or an instance of penetrating
the ability or power to penetrate
keen insight or perception
(military) an offensive manoeuvre that breaks through an enemy’s defensive position
Also called market penetration. the proportion of the total number of potential purchasers of a product or service who either are aware of its existence or actually buy it
another name for depth of field
c.1600, “insight, shrewdness,” from Latin penetrationem (nominative penetratio) “a penetrating or piercing,” noun of action from past participle stem of penetrare (see penetrate). The sexual sense is attested from 1610s.
noun, Military. 1. a device or tactic, as the use of chaff or decoys or the maintaining of a low flight level, that helps an aircraft or missile to enter hostile air space.
[pen-i-trey-tiv] /ˈpɛn ɪˌtreɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. tending to ; piercing. 2. acute; keen.
[pen-i-treyt] /ˈpɛn ɪˌtreɪt/ verb (used with object), penetrated, penetrating. 1. to pierce or pass into or through: The bullet penetrated the wall. The fog lights penetrated the mist. 2. to enter the interior of: to penetrate a forest. 3. to enter and diffuse itself through; permeate. 4. to arrive at the truth or meaning of; […]
[pen-i-trom-i-ter] /ˌpɛn ɪˈtrɒm ɪ tər/ noun 1. a device for measuring the power of x-ray or other radiations. 2. a device for measuring the penetrability of a solid. /ˌpɛnɪˈtrɒmɪtə/ noun 1. (physics) an instrument used to measure the penetrating power of radiation, such as X-rays penetrometer pen·e·trom·e·ter (pěn’ĭ-trŏm’ĭ-tər) or pen·e·tram·e·ter (-trām’ĭ-tər) n. penetrometer (pěn’ĭ-trŏm’ĭ-tər) also […]