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noun [countable/uncountable] intervention pronunciation in British English /ˌɪntə(r)ˈvenʃ(ə)n/
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pluralinterventions

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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.

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    state intervention in the economy

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