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defense US English

The action of defending from or resisting attack

defense US Thesaurus

the defense of the fortress

civil defense US English

The organization and training of civilians for the protection of lives and property during and after attacks in wartime

self-defense US English

The defense of one’s person or interests, especially through the use of physical force, which is permitted in certain cases as an answer to a charge of violent crime

zone defense US English

(In basketball, football, and hockey) a system of defensive play in which each player guards an allotted area of the field of play and guards an opponent only when the opponent is in his area

Indian defense US English

A defense in which Black responds to White’s advance of the queen’s pawn by moving the king’s knight to the f6 square, usually following with a fianchetto

defense mechanism US English

An automatic reaction of the body against disease-causing organisms

defense in depth US English

The practice of arranging defensive lines or fortifications so that they can defend each other, especially in case of an enemy incursion

Strategic Defense Initiative US English

A projected US system of defence against nuclear weapons, using satellites armed with lasers to intercept and destroy intercontinental ballistic missiles. The project was renamed the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization in 1993

Strategic Defense Initiative New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

projected US system of defence using satellites; now the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization

biodefense US English

Defensive measures taken to protect against an attack using biological weapons

the defense in defense US English

The players in a team who defend the goal

defense in depth in defense US English

The practice of arranging defensive lines or fortifications so that they can defend each other, especially in case of an enemy incursion


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