Penetration

Pen"e*tra`tion

(?), n. [L. penetratio: cf. F. pntration.] 1. The act or process of penetrating, piercing, or entering; also, the act of mentally penetrating into, or comprehending, anything difficult.
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And to each in ward part,
With gentle penetration, though unseen,
Shoots invisible virtue even to the deep.
Milton.
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A penetration into the difficulties of algebra.
Watts.
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2. Acuteness; insight; sharp discoverment; sagacity; as, a person of singular penetration. Walpole.
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Syn. -- Discernment; sagacity; acuteness; sharpness; discrimination. See Discernment, and Sagacity.
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