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Use 'invasion' to describe military forces entering another country by force. SlideThe history book detailed the invasion of Normandy during World War II.
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'Invasion' has a negative connotation, suggesting hostility and aggression. SlideResidents fortified the town to defend against the enemy's invasion.
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Can also describe virtual or cultural influence deemed aggressive or unwelcome. SlideSome see the widespread adoption of foreign customs as a cultural invasion.