countermeasure

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

Definition of countermeasure

  1. :  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

1923

First Known Use of countermeasure

1923


COUNTERMEASURE Defined for English Language Learners

countermeasure

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

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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