1. the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.)

- it occurs without human intervention

Similar word(s): intercession

Definition categories: act, engagement, involution, involvement, participation

2. a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries

Similar word(s): interference

Definition categories: communication

3. the act or fact of interposing one thing between or among others

Similar word(s): interposition

Definition categories: act, emplacement, locating, location, placement, position, positioning

4. (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

Definition categories: act, proceeding, proceedings

5. care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)

Similar word(s): treatment

Definition categories: act, aid, attention, care, tending