deconfliction

noun
de·​con·​flic·​tion | \ ˌdē-kən-ˈflik-shən How to pronounce deconfliction (audio) , -kän- \

Definition of deconfliction

military
: coordination of flights, maneuvers, etc. between groups especially in areas where overlapping operations are occurring in order to reduce the risk of accidents or incidents … American officials insist that there is no coordination other than deconfliction, or making sure that their aircraft do not threaten each other.— Anne Barnard and Eric Schmitt Deconfliction is how friendly forces keep out of each other's way.— John R. Bolton

First Known Use of deconfliction

1978, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for deconfliction

deconflict + -ion (after affliction)

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“Deconfliction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deconfliction. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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