Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Irrupting or tending to irrupt.
  • adjective Geology Intrusive.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Bursting in; rushing in or upon anything.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Rushing in or upon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having the quality of irrupting or making irruptions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of igneous rock that has solidified beneath the earth's surface; granite or diorite or gabbro

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Examples

  • They are unusual in that they do not 'migrate' south during the winter, but they do undergo 'irruptive dispersal', that is moving out of their breeding areas when their main prey, the lemming, suffers a declining population.

    Arctic

  • There are no foreseeable human-related threats to wolverines Lynx Lynx are cyclic or irruptive in the Alaskan Arctic, and in areas where snowshoe hares become periodically abundant, lynx can become abundant.

    Climate change and terrestrial wildlife management in the Alaskan Arctic

  • The second deconstructive strategy, which Derrida identifies with French philosophy in the 1960s, affirms an absolute break with tradition, seeking to change ground in a discontinuous and irruptive fashion.

    enowning

  • The second deconstructive strategy, which Derrida identifies with French philosophy in the 1960s, affirms an absolute break with tradition, seeking to change ground in a discontinuous and irruptive fashion.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Ereignis is a word for that irruptive dimension, the historical point at which thought can latch onto Being: it is equally implicated in thought, being, and history.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Ereignis is a word for that irruptive dimension, the historical point at which thought can latch onto Being: it is equally implicated in thought, being, and history.

    enowning

  • Ereignis is a word for that irruptive dimension, the historical point at which thought can latch onto Being: it is equally implicated in thought, being, and history.

    enowning

  • Ereignis is a word for that irruptive dimension, the historical point at which thought can latch onto Being: it is equally implicated in thought, being, and history.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • Once again we have a moment of irruptive violence.

    Jacques Derrida

  • They seem to be a necessary evil to be classed with smallpox, chicken-pox, yellow fever and other irruptive diseases.

    Poems for Pale People A Volume of Verse

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