counterespionage

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noun coun·ter·es·pi·o·nage \ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈe-spē-ə-ˌnäzh, -ˌnäj, -nij, Canadian also -ˌnazh; -ˌe-spē-ə-ˈnäzh; -ə-ˈspē-ə-nij\

Definition of counterespionage

  1. :  the activity concerned with detecting and thwarting enemy espionage

Examples of counterespionage in a Sentence

  1. He was involved in counterespionage against Germany in World War II.

1899

First Known Use of counterespionage

1899


COUNTERESPIONAGE Defined for English Language Learners

counterespionage

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noun coun·ter·es·pi·o·nage \ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈe-spē-ə-ˌnäzh, -ˌnäj, -nij, Canadian also -ˌnazh; -ˌe-spē-ə-ˈnäzh; -ə-ˈspē-ə-nij\

Definition of counterespionage for English Language Learners

  • : the activity of preventing or stopping enemies from spying


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