Definition of counterinsurgency
: organized military activity designed to combat insurgency
counterinsurgentplay \ˌkau̇n-tər-in-ˈsər-jənt\ noun
Examples of counterinsurgency in a sentence
The military has launched a counterinsurgency.
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COUNTERINSURGENCY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of counterinsurgency for English Language Learners
: action by a group, army, etc., against people who are fighting to take control of a government
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