Definition of peacekeeping in English:

peacekeeping

Line breaks: peace|keep¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈpiːskiːpɪŋ
 
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noun

[usually as modifier]
The active maintenance of a truce between nations or communities, especially by an international military force: the 2,300-strong UN peacekeeping force
More example sentences
  • Twenty thousand American marines are stationed in East Africa as part of a United Nations peacekeeping force.
  • Some Royal Nepal Army personnel have served in United Nations peacekeeping forces.
  • They have also been part of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in Cyprus and, more recently, Bosnia.

Derivatives

peacekeeper

noun
More example sentences
  • British troops were helping beleaguered United Nations peacekeepers.
  • The United Nations has put peacekeepers here to maintain security, but now the UN is on its way out.
  • If the United Nations sends in peacekeepers, they will face great challenges keeping order in the region.

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