intervention

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Intervention is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • (US) IPA: /ɪntɚˈvɛnʃən/
  • (UK) IPA: /ɪntəˈvɛnʃən/
  • Hyphenation: in‧ter‧ven‧tion

Noun[change]

Singular
intervention

Plural
interventions

  1. (countable & uncountable) An intervention is an activity designed to change or stop a situation.
    To prevent government intervention, the companies agreed to stop advertising cigarettes.
    The teachers planned a reading intervention for the students who were having trouble.

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