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noun [countable/uncountable]     violation pronunciation in British 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 the class early, in violation of school rules.

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

    a violation of US airspace

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