coun·​ter·​de·​ploy·​ment ˌkau̇n-tər-di-ˈplȯi-mənt How to pronounce counterdeployment (audio)
variants or counter-deployment
plural counterdeployments or counter-deployments
: the act or an instance of deploying something or someone in response to a deployment by another group
Five days of Iraqi deployments and U.S. counterdeployments around Kuwait's northern border … The New York Times
… after so much anxious manoeuvring, threat and counter-threat, troop deployment and counter-deployment David Fraser
It would suggest that the other side was about to launch the weapons, thus provoking rapid counter-deployment and, worse, pre-emptive firing. Josef Joffe

Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of counterdeployment was in 1969

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Cite this Entry

“Counterdeployment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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