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British English: /dɪˈfɛns/
American English: /dəˈfɛns/
, /ˈdiˌfɛns/

Translation of defence in German:


(British English)
  • 1 (defending)
    (of body against disease) Schutz Mask.
    in defence of
    zur Verteidigung + Gen.
  • 2 (thing that protects, means of resisting attack)
    Schutz Mask.
  • 3 (justification) in somebody's defence
    zu jemandes Verteidigung
    come to somebody's defence
    jemandem zur Seite springen
  • 5in pl. (fortification)
    Befestigungsanlagen Pl.
    Widerstandskraft Fem.
    somebody's defences are down [figurative]
    jemandes Widerstandskraft ist erschöpft
  • 6 (Law) the case for the defence
    die Verteidigung
    defence witness
    Zeuge/Zeugin der Verteidigung
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