counterinsurgency

noun coun·ter·in·sur·gen·cy \ ˌkau̇n-tər-in-ˈsər-jən(t)-sē \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of counterinsurgency

: organized military activity designed to combat insurgency

counterinsurgent

play \ˌkau̇n-tər-in-ˈsər-jənt\ noun

Examples of counterinsurgency in a Sentence

  1. The military has launched a counterinsurgency.

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First Known Use of counterinsurgency

1962


COUNTERINSURGENCY Defined for English Language Learners

counterinsurgency

noun

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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