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pen·e·tra·tion

(pen'ĕ-trā'shŭn),
1. A piercing or entering.
2. Mental acumen.
3. Synonym(s): focal depth
[L. penetratio, fr. penetro, pp. -atus, to enter]

penetration

[pen′ətrā′shən]
1 a piercing or entering.
2 intellectual discernment.
3 a stage in establishment of a viral infection in which the viral genetic material enters the host cell through fusion, phagocytosis, or injection.

penetration

noun Entry by force; infiltration; insertion.

Forensics
noun The entry of a sharp object or projectile into the body.

Sexology
noun Entry into a natural orifice (e.g., vaginal or anal intercourse).

penetration

Managed care See HMO penetration Sexology Entrance of the penis into the vagina or anus. See Sexual penetration.

pen·e·tra·tion

(pen'ĕ-trā'shŭn)
1. A piercing or entering.
2. Mental acumen.
3. Synonym(s): focal depth.
[L. penetratio, fr. penetro, pp. -atus, to enter]

penetration (pen´ətrā´shən),

n the ability of radiation to extend down into and go through substances. The degree of penetration is determined by the kilovoltage.
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Mobile penetration was around 80% in early 2006, the majority of the 39 million services being new generation.
VoIP will experience a more widespread launch in the industry in 2005, with penetration reaching 5% of cable modem subscribers or approximately two million customers.
EBITDA margins should be stable in 2005 with marketing costs of new services offsetting the penetration gain of cable modem service and other high margin services.