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noun [countable/uncountable]     violation pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    an action that is in opposition to a law, agreement, principle, etc.
    clear/gross/flagrant violation:

    a factory closed for gross violations of safety regulations

    in violation of something:

    Several students left class early, in violation of school rules.

  2. 2
    the action of entering an area or place without permission
    violation of:

    a violation of U.S. airspace

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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