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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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Chief executive officer of Continental Reinsurance Plc, Femi Oyetunji, said that insurance penetration in Africa was the lowest worldwide.
The insurance penetration rate is the ratio of premium revenues to gross domestic product (GDP).
While the country average for Facebook user penetration in the Arab region is 6.
For example, if your team is struggling to defend against penetration, you might take some practice time to work on One-Dribble Penetration or Charge Drill.
We evaluated penetration of beads into the skin 20-[micro]M-thick cross sections at 1-[micro]M intervals by laser scanning confocal microscopy.
One obvious method of integrating these elements in the same space is through the use of beam web penetrations which permit ducts and pipes to pass through the beams instead of beneath them.
The coverage is better and the penetration is deeper in Europe.
HMO penetration and payer willingness to share risk varies greatly in these markets.
The penetration enhancers, known as dialkylamino acetates, can boost absorption rates more than 400 times.
OULU, Finland & LONDON -- Codenomicon Ltd, a leading vendor of software security testing solutions, today released a toolkit for automated penetration testing.
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Panama and Costa Rica enjoy high fixed-line penetration levels, but the rest of Central America suffers from the lowest penetration levels in the region, ranging from 4% of the population in Nicaragua to 10% in El Salvador at the end of 2001, says Pyramid.