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penetration

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CIDE DICTIONARY

penetrationn. [L. penetratio: cf. F. pénétration.].
  •  The act or process of penetrating, piercing, or entering; also, the act of mentally penetrating into, or comprehending, anything difficult.  [1913 Webster]
    "And to each in ward part,
    With gentle penetration, though unseen,
    Shoots invisible virtue even to the deep.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "A penetration into the difficulties of algebra."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Acuteness; insight; sharp discoverment; sagacity; as, a person of singular penetration.  Walpole.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Discernment; sagacity; acuteness; sharpness; discrimination. See Discernment, and Sagacity.

THESAURUS

penetration

access, acuity, acumen, acupunctuation, acupuncture, acuteness, admission, apperception, astuteness, bore, boring, broach, cleverness, cogency, critical discernment, decoction, diffusion, discernment, discrimination, drill hole, embedment, empiercement, entrance, entree, entry, farseeingness, farsightedness, fixing, flair, foresight, foresightedness, goring, graft, grafting, imbuement, impaction, impactment, impalement, implantation, import, importation, importing, impregnation, incision, incisiveness, income, incoming, infiltration, infixion, infusion, ingoing, ingress, ingression, injection, inoculation, input, inroad, insertion, insight, insinuation, instillation, instillment, intake, intelligence, interjection, interpenetration, interpolation, introduction, introgression, intromission, intrusion, judgment, keenness, lancing, leakage, longheadedness, longsightedness, marination, overrunning, overspreading, overswarming, penetrating, perception, perceptiveness, percipience, percolation, perforation, perfusion, permeation, perspicaciousness, perspicacity, perspicuity, perspicuousness, pervasion, piercing, pricking, providence, punching, puncture, puncturing, quick-wittedness, reception, sagaciousness, sagacity, saturation, seepage, sensibility, sensitivity, sentience, shrewdness, skewering, soaking, steeping, suffusion, terebration, tessellation, transfixation, transfixion, transforation, transfusion, transplant, transplantation, trenchancy, trepanning, trephining, understanding, wit

ROGET THESAURUS

penetration

Opening

N opening, hole, foramen, puncture, perforation, fontanel, transforation, pinhole, keyhole, loophole, porthole, peephole, mousehole, pigeonhole, eye of a needle, eyelet, slot, opening, aperture, apertness, hiation, yawning, oscitancy, dehiscence, patefaction, pandiculation, chasm, embrasure, window, casement, abatjour, light, sky light, fan light, lattice, bay window, bow window, oriel, dormer, lantern, outlet, inlet, vent, vomitory, embouchure, orifice, mouth, sucker, muzzle, throat, gullet, weasand, wizen, nozzle, placket, portal, porch, gate, ostiary, postern, wicket, trapdoor, hatch, door, arcade, cellarway, driveway, gateway, doorway, hatchway, gangway, lich gate, way, path, thoroughfare, channel, passage, passageway, tube, pipe, water pipe, air pipe, vessel, tubule, canal, gut, fistula, adjutage, ajutage, ostium, smokestack, chimney, flue, tap, funnel, gully, tunnel, main, mine, pit, adit, shaft, gallery, alley, aisle, glade, vista, bore, caliber, pore, blind orifice, fulgurite, thundertube, porousness, porosity, sieve, cullender, colander, cribble, riddle, screen, honeycomb, apertion, perforation, piercing, terebration, empalement, pertusion, puncture, acupuncture, penetration, key, opener, master key, password, combination, passe- partout, open, perforated, perforate, wide open, ajar, unclosed, unstopped, oscitant, gaping, yawning, patent, tubular, cannular, fistulous, pervious, permeable, foraminous, vesicular, vasicular, porous, follicular, cribriform, honeycombed, infundibular, riddled, tubulous, tubulated, piped, tubate, opening, aperient, Int, open sesame!.

Ingress

N ingress, entrance, entry, introgression, influx, intrusion, inroad, incursion, invasion, irruption, ingression, penetration, interpenetration, illapse, import, infiltration, immigration, admission, insinuation, insertion, inlet, way in, mouth, door, barway, path, conduit, immigrant, incoming.

Passage

N passage, transmission, permeation, penetration, interpenetration, transudation, infiltration, endosmose exosmose, endosmosis, intercurrence, ingress, egress, path, conduit, opening, journey, voyage, passing, intercurrent, endosmosmic, endosmotic, en passant.

Discrimination

N discrimination, distinction, differentiation, diagnosis, diorism, nice perception, perception of difference, appreciation of difference, estimation, nicety, refinement, taste, critique, judgment, tact, discernment, acuteness, penetration, nuances, dope, past performances, discriminating, dioristic, discriminative, distinctive, nice, il y a fagots et fagots, rem acu tetigisti, la critique est aisee et l'art est difficile, miles apart, a distinction without a difference.

Wisdom

N intelligence, wisdom, intelligence, capacity, comprehension, understanding, cuteness, sabe, savvy, intellect, nous, parts, sagacity, mother wit, wit, esprit, gumption, quick parts, grasp of intellect, acuteness, acumen, subtlety, penetration, perspicacy, perspicacity, discernment, due sense of, good judgment, discrimination, cunning, refinement, head, brains, headpiece, upper story, long head, eagle eye, eagle- glance, eye of a lynx, eye of a hawk, wisdom, sapience, sense, good sense, common sense, horse sense, plain sense, rationality, reason, reasonableness, judgment, solidity, depth, profundity, caliber, enlarged views, reach of thought, compass of thought, enlargement of mind, genius, inspiration, geist, fire of genius, heaven-born genius, soul, talent, prudence, vigilance, tact, foresight, sobriety, self-possession, aplomb, ballast, a bright thought, not a bad idea, Solomon-like wisdom, intelligent, quick of apprehension, keen, acute, alive, brainy, awake, bright, quick, sharp, quick witted, keen witted, clear witted, sharp-eyed, sharp sighted, sharp witted, wide- awake, canny, shrewd, astute, clear-headed, farsighted, discerning, perspicacious, penetrating, piercing, argute, quick-witted, nimble-witted, needle-witted, sharp as a needle, sharp as a tack, alive to, clever, arch, pas si bete, acute, wise, sage, sapient, sagacious, reasonable, rational, sound, in one's right mind, sensible, abnormis sapiens, judicious, strong- minded, unprejudiced, unbiased, unbigoted, unprepossessed, undazzled, unperplexed, unwarped judgment, impartial, equitable, fair, cool, cool-headed, long-headed, hardheaded, strong-headed, long- sighted, calculating, thoughtful, reflecting, solid, deep, profound, oracular, heaven-directed, heaven-born, prudent, sober, stand, solid, considerate, politic, wise in one's generation, watchful, provident, in advance of one' age, wise as a serpent, wise as Solomon, wise as Solon, wise, sensible, reasonable, judicious, well- thought-out, well-planned, well-judged, well-advised, prudent, politic, expedient, aut regem aut fatuum nasci oportet, but with the morning cool reflection came, flosculi sententiarum, les affaires font les hommes, mas vale saber que haber, mas vale ser necio que profiadol nemo solus sapit, nosce te, gnothi seauton, nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit, sapere aude, victrix fortunae sapientia.


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