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defensive measure

Definitions of defensive measure
  1. noun
    (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies
    synonyms: defence, defense
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    umbrella
    a formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets
    air defense
    defensive measures designed to destroy attacking enemy aircraft or missiles or to nullify their effectiveness
    stand
    a defensive effort
    hasty defence, hasty defense
    a defense organized while in contact with the enemy or when time is limited
    deliberate defence, deliberate defense
    a defense organized before contact is made with the enemy and while time for organization is available; usually includes a fortified zone (with pillboxes) and communication systems
    biodefence, biodefense, biological defence, biological defense
    procedures involved in taking defensive measures against attacks using biological agents
    chemical defence, chemical defense
    procedures involved in taking defensive measures against attacks using chemical agents
    minelaying, mining
    laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment
    BW defence, BW defense, biological warfare defence, biological warfare defense
    defense against biological warfare
    active air defense
    air defense by the use aircraft or missiles or artillery or electronic countermeasures
    passive air defense
    air defense by the use of deception or dispersion or protective construction
    repulsion, standoff
    the act of repulsing or repelling an attack; a successful defensive stand
    type of:
    action, military action
    a military engagement
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