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encroachment

[in′krōch·mənt]
(mining engineering)
Extraction of coal beyond the boundary that divides one mine area from another.
(petroleum engineering)
Replacement of oil or gas being withdrawn from a reservoir by groundwater.

encroachment

The unauthorized extension of a building, or part thereof, on the land of another.
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When deciding to encroach, the franchisor takes into account only her own interests and not the long-term and broader costs to the franchise industry and to potential consumers, who stand to gain from the long-term continuation of the franchise format.
It has become common sight in all the markets in the capital city that shopkeepers encroach upon pavements in front of their shops while vendors set up stalls on roads.
Such businesses risk exposing children to suggestive sights and sounds, and they can encroach on public rights-of-way and increase traffic, noise, litter, drug and criminal activity, officials said.
Such businesses can increase traffic, noise, litter, drug and criminal activity, encroach on public rights-of-way, and risk exposing children to suggestive sights and sounds, city officials said.
The improvements could include creating a retention basin for storm runoff and straightening Division Street, work that could encroach on where the district wants to build the campus.
For some people, especially women, their financial health may encroach upon their physical health, if stress over money begins to make them sick.