violation

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Violation is on the Academic Word List.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA (key): /ˌvaɪɵˈleɪʃən/

Noun[change]

Singular
violation

Plural
violations

  1. (countable & uncountable) A violation of a rule is an act of breaking the rule: going past the limits of the rule.
    The speed you were driving your car was a violation of the speed limit.
    Walking into my house like that was a violation of my privacy.
    The new finding seems to be in violation of our understanding of physics.
    This violation of our trust cannot be forgiven.
    The violation of these young girls by a man their uncle is hard to understand.

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