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irrupt

(ĭ-rŭpt′)
intr.v. ir·rupted, ir·rupting, ir·rupts
1. To break or burst in: The boys irrupted into the kitchen.
2. Ecology To increase rapidly in number, especially beyond the normal range: snowy owls that irrupted southward.

ir·rup′tion n.
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However, irruptions were detected in only 3 years in S Appalachia and only 2 years on S Coast (Table 3).
THE CONTEXT: ISOMORPHISM, IRRUPTION OF REALITY, AND EPISTEMOLOGICAL RUPTURE
Irruption stories have at their centre a turning point.
In many instances such highs resulted from irruptions linked to large-scale predator control in the 1950s and 1960s.
The conditions that lead to rodent population irruptions may be infrequent, and there may be thresholds for either environmental conditions or population densities that lead to the increased numbers of infected rodents that are indicators of risk of virus transmission to humans.
While the winter of 2013-14 may go down as one of the biggest irruptions ever, it probably won't top the mega-flight of 1926-27.
Banding efforts have also revealed that some Northern Saw-whet Owl populations have cyclical migration irruptions about every 4 years.
Her work reveals a fruitful interplay between contrasting orderings in the conscious and unconscious mind, and in this career-spanning show of some forty works--including major audiovisual installations such as Belshazzar's Feast, 1983-84, and Psi Girls, 1999-supernatural irruptions into the everyday will abound.
Jarvis invokes de Man in this book mainly because de Man's late work characterizes such textual moments as irruptions of a certain hard-to-define "materialism.
Blackfellas, Whitefellas, and the Hidden Injuries of Race is a critically important study, and essential reading, not just for all anthropologists interested in Australia, but for anyone searching for a way to understand the everyday practices and performances of race and racism in Australia as well as the irruptions of full-blown racialized violence that become front-page news.
Irruptions occur regularly when food supplies of various types are disrupted.
Staging interventions throughout the space (graphic embellishments on the floors and walls, rogue scraps of building systems, and irruptions such as portals, blockages, and cuts punctuating the spatial logic of the rooms), Trouve intended to disorient viewers--to put them out of their comfort zone, literally and figuratively.