coun·​ter·​de·​ploy·​ment | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-di-ˈplȯi-mənt How to pronounce counterdeployment (audio) \
variants: or counter-deployment
plural counterdeployments or counter-deployments

Definition of counterdeployment

: 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

First Known Use of counterdeployment

1969, in the meaning defined above

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“Counterdeployment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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