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