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Penetration may refer to:

Science and technology

  • Passage through a partition or wall by a wire, cable, or other electrically conductive object
  • Penetration (firestop), an opening in a wall or floor assembly required to have a fire-resistance rating, for the purpose of accommodating the passage of a mechanical, electrical, or structural penetrant
  • Penetration (weapons), the ability to pierce the target's armor or other protection
  • Penetration depth of light or any electromagnetic radiation in a physical medium
  • Penetrating trauma, injury that occurs when an object pierces the skin and enters a tissue of the body
  • In roofing, pipes, conduits, and HVAC supports passing through the roof
  • An unauthorized act of bypassing access control

Arts and media

  • Penetration (artistic), an artistic strategy of placing an artwork within another artist's exhibition, pioneered by Thierry Geoffroy
  • Penetration (band), a punk rock band
  • "Penetration", a song on Iggy and the Stooges' album Raw Power
  • "Penetration", a song on Pedro the Lion's album Control
  • "Penetration", a song by The Pyramids
  • Body of Lies (film), a film formerly known as Penetration

Other uses

  • Penetration (warfare), the breaching of, and moving past, a defensive military line
  • Market penetration or brand penetration, the degree to which a product or service is known and/or used
  • In basketball, the ability of a player to drive through the opposition's defense
  • In magic, an illusion in which one object appears to pass through another
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