Definition of counterespionage in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkoun(t)ərˈespēəˌnäZH/
Pronunciation: /ˌkoun(t)ərˈespēəˌnäj/


Activities designed to prevent or thwart spying by an enemy.
Example sentences
  • The documents concerning these efforts to transfer the SIS's duties out of the FBI reflect Hoover's trepidation toward building a foreign espionage and counter-espionage organization.
  • The jobs are mainly in administration, but exceptional recruits could in certain circumstances take part in surveillance, counter-espionage and counter-terrorist operations.
  • In this role he had responsibility for compiling intelligence dossiers on its enemies; for planning counter-espionage and for establishing and supervising fascist cells operating in the trade union movement.

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Syllabification: coun·ter·es·pi·o·nage

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