countermeasure

noun coun·ter·mea·sure \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌme-zhər , -ˌmā- \

Definition of countermeasure

:an action or device designed to negate or offset another
  • The most well-known countermeasure by a physician is a malicious-persecution suit against the lawyer who sued him and failed to prove a case.
  • —William J. Curran
  • The Germans had developed a tricky magnetic mine, but the British had developed a countermeasure for this even before the mine was used.
  • —Bernard Brodie and Fawn M. Brodie
; especially :electronic countermeasure

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First Known Use of countermeasure

1923


COUNTERMEASURE Defined for English Language Learners

countermeasure

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Definition of countermeasure for English Language Learners

  • : an action or device that is intended to stop or prevent something bad or dangerous



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