Definition of interpenetration in US English:

interpenetration

noun

  • See interpenetrate

    • ‘He kept in view both the material and the symbolic, the public and private, the ‘outer’ culture and ‘inner’ psyche, while also insisting on the interpenetrations between these terms.’
    • ‘Globalization is not a phenomenon of the last decade - trade flows, human migration and the interpenetration of cultures are as old as human experience.’
    • ‘He develops organic correspondences in the locomotion of faceless crowds by editing them into a new context while maintaining the interpenetration of time and space into one continuous form.’
    • ‘Thus, the knife opening up a wound in flesh is an attribute of the interpenetration of bodies, but the event of ‘being cut’ is what is expressed by the statement ‘He was cut with the knife’.’
    • ‘The interpenetration of these relationships between politicians, senior civil servants and private business is what ultimately paralyses the State in its endeavour to economic development.’

Pronunciation

interpenetration

/ˌɪn(t)ərˌpɛnəˈtreɪʃ(ə)n//ˌin(t)ərˌpenəˈtrāSH(ə)n/