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noun [countable/uncountable] intervention pronunciation in British English /ˌɪntə(r)ˈvenʃ(ə)n/
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  1. a situation in which someone becomes involved in a particular issue, problem etc in order to influence what happens
    Women’s groups are concerned about the high levels of medical intervention during childbirth.
    We do not need further government intervention.
    intervention in: state intervention in the economy


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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