counterproject

noun
coun·​ter·​proj·​ect | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈprä-ˌjekt How to pronounce counterproject (audio) , -jikt also -ˈprō- \
variants: or counter-project
plural counterprojects or counter-projects

Definition of counterproject

: a counterproposal especially for a plan, measure, or treaty The two nations resumed their long and wearisome boundary talks, swapping projects and counterprojects for survey commissions while laboriously debating the locations of rivers, lakes, and highlands.— Howard Jones and Donald Allen Rakestraw

First Known Use of counterproject

circa 1745, in the meaning defined above

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“Counterproject.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterproject?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=c&file=counterproject_1. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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