counterdeployment

noun coun·ter·de·ploy·ment \ ˌkau̇n-tər-di-ˈplȯi-mənt \
variants: or counter-deployment

Definition of counterdeployment

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

First Known Use of counterdeployment

1969

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